For me to make art, I must be profoundly moved by an experience or thought. I share life stories through my work. My studio is my sanctuary to make art, free of outside influences and judgment of others. Being in a place that feels safe is important to me. My inner world is feminine; I select specific colors to evoke a feeling or luscious fabrics to create a veil, like a soft shield of protection. From that point, there is a pouring out of emotions where I expose my personal life’s journey. This vital process is the vehicle that helps to promote healing within and it is why I continue my art practice.

I was born in Berkeley and received my Fine Art degree from UC Berkeley with high honors. My work is interdisciplinary and my current work explores self reflection in isolation, political themes and the Japanese American internment during WWll. Through my research, I continue to expand on my spiritual process of daily meditation and reiki, which assists me to make art that heals.