Sunday, April 9, 2017

Just do you

"The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can."
- Neil Gaiman

Friday, March 31, 2017

First Snow

This piece is inspired by a story a lovely patron related to me. He has been volunteering as a trip leader to disadvantaged kids by taking them up into the mountains to cross country ski. This particular child had just immigrated from Vietnam and was experiencing snow for the first time in his life, pretending to be a dolphin. In that moment, the patron almost broke down crying thinking that one day, the pure joy this young boy experienced could be replaced by what society dictates for him. But then he remembered my artwork and was comforted by how a lot of it reflects wonderment in the world. And so it goes with so many things that time brings us in its bittersweet manner.

So may you, as you are now, experience these moments still. Remember that you are still this child inside. That you can still taste snow for the first time and let that wonder spill out into the world.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

We're going to the Trappist system, so buckle up ...


Although this piece is inspired by the character Naomi on the often stellar Syfy show "The Expanse", it's also dedicated to all the real life kickass women I'm blessed to know who remain undeterred, compassionate, solution oriented, fiery and above all, visionary for the tough road ahead.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Borderline

"Beg your pardon. Did you say that we’re not allowed through?

My companion PYO-3 may have something to say on the subject. You will feel a tingling sensation as we speak…"

I'm honored to have this piece featured in an online art magazine 7x7.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Whale of a Time

I illustrated this for my friend, Silvi Alvica aka The Poetry Store, a true talent who regularly plumbs the depths of the soul and touches ours in the process. A lot of her visual art depicts animals accompanied by her own poetry, so this piece was done in the spirit of her work.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Year of Resistance

Happy Lunar New Year. Instead of double happiness, I ask that we continue to be doubly vigilant, resist, and stand up for others' rights.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Hoopy Wednesday

Remember to spread joy wherever you go. We need it more than ever.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Stay Vigilant

In this new era, it's important to keep marching forward, to keep loved ones close and protect those who are vulnerable to oppressive policies or toxic states of mind. 

Stay vigilant, educated, and resist. 

We will come out stronger than ever.