Currently, I've been working on a series of work that are chibi (mini). Landscapes devoid of color, images that evoke feelings of longing. I've always enjoyed observing life and am greatly influenced by "Ma" (間) , a Japanese word which can be roughly translated as "gap", "space", "pause" or "the space between two structural parts." Chibi drawings allows me to have viewers physically mimic the distance when working on these pieces. To take notice of the pauses where vibrations of life are always present even in the smallest parcels of land.
Sleven, is a fictional character that was created by accident. He first appeared in past works as a speck, a human-like object hidden in the bushes or shadows of my work. I wanted to feel like the world was everything and we (humans) were only a small portion to the natural changes in the world.
As my exploration continued, Sleven developed into a 'meaning' rather than a physical entity for me. Sleven meant the corruption of good things and was then given the name, Lucky Sleven. Lucky, Sleven can be seen in many variations as he continues to grow as his world dies.
A perfection combination of storytelling and suggestive paper art. An exploration into a new medium to emhasize contrast and shape.
NEW WORLDS (Coming soon!)
"Grow On" 2014
Celebrating a new medium and craft for 2014 shows. Paper story telling. All materials from the structure, base, minus the water color for vibrance, were made from paper or paper based clay.
Directed by: Andrew Rose
"Paper Garden Film" 2015
A young Asian American Artist, JP Neang, born into old cultural tradition lives with the pulse of rejection from her family day by day, but despite all odds she uses her unique gifts to give children around the world the ability to dream.