Hespe Gallery San Francisco Hespe.com
Red Sea Gallery Singapore + BrisbaneRedSea Gallery.com
"its Okay!" solo show at Hespe Gallery San Francisco
July! 2015 :)
My body of work is inspired by my love for animals and observing their simpleness & enjoyment of life,I am continually in awe at the fun and silliness they display.
As a child, I spent weekends visiting my mother at work, employed as a zookeeper and aquarium show diver. I became fascinated early on with animal behavior, and carried pockets full of doodles around, as I imagined these animals as my chit chat friends. I spent many of my younger years pretending they could hear me. As a painter, I have tried to express the lightness these relationships offered, creating playful and sometimes just silly paintings.
(A story I heard.. from my Mom once.*) A man died and went to Heaven. he had a few questions, and in one he asked "but why did you let all those animals suffer?"
and God replied,"I left them in your care"