Simplicity of form, a love of stone and an intellectual curiosity about new ideas and techniques stimulate my imagination. Trained in landscape design, I am interested in exploring sculptural form, texture and contrast to enhance both indoor and outdoor environments. My childhood was influenced by growing up in close proximity to San Francisco’s Asian arts community and Japanese Gardens. I naturally express myself by interpreting a minimalist contemporary Asian aesthetic. My works spans a range of sizes from small scale pieces appropriate for residential interiors, to large scale outdoor public sculptures. I enjoy the opportunity to experiment with new techniques on small scale works, which serve as sketches for my future larger scale pieces.
Rather than stone sculpture as a traditionally reductive process, I currently am currently experimenting with a more unusual approach of stone sculpture as a constructive art form. Sometimes I use multiple types of stone, and at others I create mixed media sculptures. “City Lights” is an example of the mixed media approach in which I’ve combined carved glass and stone. I like the effect of combining opaque stone with a transparent colored material such as glass. A fascination with architecture inspired this sculpture, which attempts to abstractly express the experience of a beautiful nighttime skyline in the city.