3ft X 8ft diptych 2013 mix media
It all stems from my encounter with Towaraya Sotatsu's painting in Kyoto. Shortly after I came across enormous statues of the pair guarding Tokugawa Ieyasu's resting place in Nikko. Ever since then, I've been deeply fascinated by Wind God & Thunder God. Their presence expresses an unique duality that encompasses a sense of both contrast and harmony. Through this I realize if we see beyond conflict this difference may convey a greater balance. And a clearer sense of unity.
I will be exhibiting this painting at JACCC (Japanese American Cultural Community Center) from Oct 5 to Oct 20. It's located on 244 S. San Pedro St. between 2nd & 3rd in Little Tokyo. If time favors us I hope to share this piece with some of you at the opening this Saturday 11AM-4PM. All peace & love.