Kyoto, Japan 1993-1997
Many of these older works were completed when I was living in Japan. They were very large and I didn't have anywhere to store them, so most of them no longer exist.
Many paintings in this series were inspired by the 1995 Hanshin earthquake in Kobe. I was studying art in Kyoto at this time. In Japan, nature is both loved and feared; feelings for nature are ambivalent. In these abstract paintings I sought to express this dichotomy, portraying the earth as a force that can uproot life, shift it, and even destroy it. Everyone’s life is changed, and everyone is forced to reevaluate their place on earth.
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