When the wonderment attains a critical mass of
sorts, I am often moved to creative action.
I believe that a fundamental purpose of Art, beyond self-expression, is
to test the boundaries of what we find beautiful, inspiring, and worth
I have formal concerns and interests that revolve around
multidimensionality and the limits of our perceptions. I am also
interested in the exploration of more circular, less direct modes of
communication than are prevalent in the West.
Despite being a member of what has been referred to as a ‘model
minority’ (Japanese Americans) I find myself continually attracted to
content that examines and/or acknowledges my ‘otherness’ as a
non-white/black American. Cultural references always appear in my work.
They encourage a sense of integration and reinforce my belief in the
universality of the human condition. Without contradiction, I am
interested in being accepted as a significant creative voice in society
as a whole rather than as a member of a ghettoized minority group.
Since accessibility to art is important to me, I incorporate humor and a
sense of play in whatever I create.
My working methods are idiosyncratic and obsessive.
Although I have successfully taught film and video production for over
thirty years, I resist formulaic approaches in the creation of my work.
I immensely enjoy the process of creation. Much joy comes from working in innovative ways with untried