Artist Statement

Observation and tradition are the sources for my work in photography, video, and painting. Walking through nature and the city, I find composition in the landscape. The lines of the scene appear in the camera’s framing and attract me to capture them. Images also find their way to my paintings, when mountains, clouds, old buildings, even dragons, appear in my mind and then on the canvas. I love Chinese culture, with its distinctive symbols, meanings, and legends. While my photography is often muted, my paintings always involve bright colors and symbolic patterns. Art brings me closer to a pure world and reminds me that every corner of the world is unique.