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Holiday Shows with Stars and Code

Enjoy Holiday Shows this Winter: Stars, Code… In this beautiful holiday season, I am truly hoping you have a moment for yourself – even in the middle of busy time. Treat yourself with quiet time by walking in a park, … Continue reading

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Driven by Ideas and Emotions: Artist as Maker, Thinker, Feeler

 Until someone mentioned, I didn’t even realize that my works have emotion. I have been told since I started making art even with photography. The subjects were not people themselves but mostly cityscapes with concept in semi-abstract way; gelatin silver black … Continue reading

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Gross? Or Beautiful! – Clean and Rebuilt Public Art

It was unexpected. When I ran into the “flocks of the locks” in Germany this past summer, I thought of these- The Gum Wall in Seattle – One of my friends took me there when I first moved to Seattle … Continue reading

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FAUSTUS New Website/blog Launched!

I am happy to introduce the new website/blog.  Some of you may already know that Misako Oba’s photography/artbook [FAUSTUS] was published by Sokyu-sha in Japan. The text is both in English and Japanese. (Not direct translation, but the author is … Continue reading

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Music and Art – Orion

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ―Plato Recently, one of my friends had to end a relationship and she said she feels pretty upset and heartbroken. The … Continue reading

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Time You Enjoy Wasting, was Not Wasted.

“Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.” * This is not a typical art blog today. While my encaustic mixed media work is exhibited at a gallery in New York City, I am away from my studio, visiting my family … Continue reading

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Text in My Work and Something about Chagall

For some years now, I have been employing text in a number of my works and series. The recent works have something to do with stars, the Milky Way and deserts.  To see a couple of works, please visit my … Continue reading

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