The theme is still very much oriented towards environmentalism and lets us take a look into this beautiful island that I call home. This is probably my most ambitious piece to date as far as time, materials and locations incorporated. I have to say that the effort was well worth it considering the final result.
It all started by collecting images of Maui for inspiration. The goal was to share with viewers what I see when I look out over this ocean view.
This work is influenced by Japanese art and culture, as well as nature. Japanese paintings have been my main influence for this work, but lately I have been studying the dark tones of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, which have also influenced me in this work. Ikebana means “the way of flowers”. It refers to Japanese art forms that aesthetically arrange…
This painting brings out the true beauty of nature, a flower arrangement that can be seen as a stairway to heaven. This type of flower arrangement is called “Kengai”, which means “hanging” in Japanese, and consists of hanging flowers from vines or branches.
This photo was taken on my solo art trip to lake tahoe for winter break. It rained the entire time which made everything extra beautiful. This is a photo of “Pine, Bamboo and Plum.” I liked how all the lines seem to meet at one point creating this perfect vortex.
This picture should be called “Ikebana-zakura” (ikebana cherry blossoms) instead of Ikebana series. The picture itself is a demonstration at the Ikebana show in Hiroshima, Japan , and this was painted by a man named Kojiro Yoshida, a master artist belonging to one of the most prestigious Haiku group in Japan. Ikebana is a traditional form of Japanese flower arrangement.…