title: FURAIJIN 風雷神
dimensions: 24 x 60
This is the focus piece for a recent interview with Jose, a writer at Nerd Reactor. We met at CES earlier this year, and he was kind enough to send over a few questions about my work. We both share an interest for Japanese Art and how the culture evolves aesthetic beauty through so many colorful depictions of mythology & spirituality. Above is a wide panel for Fujin & Raijin (Wind God & Thunder God), a pairing known as protective deities under Buddha's Messengers of Heaven. I found inspiration for this piece through Towaraya Sotatsu's famous painting. My aim is the innovate a contemporary expression while respecting the traditions of the past.