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I was recently a guest on the Future Tripping Podcast, a project of the Trauma Stewardship Institute. The host, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, is an author/activist, an internationally recognized leader in the field of trauma exposure ~ and one of my dearest friends for the past 30+ years! As such, she holds all the pieces of my personal, family, work and creative life. At its core, our conversation reveals the depth and breadth of “making art to better understand my cultural inheritance and legacy,” and shows why art – the creation and maintenance of it – can be an essential act of liberation.💗
I’m honored to be a participating artist in “Scanning the Room
” at Vashon Center for the Arts
(May 5-28). This invitational exhibit, co-curated by June Sekiguchi and Lynann Politte, presents works from 20 Asian American Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander (AANHPI) artists that speak to identity, politics, or experience of how AANHPI artists view their place in predominantly white spaces.
You can take a 3D tour of the exhibit HERE
And here’s a short reel of our opening night. Thanks to all who came out!! It feels wonderful to be back in spaces where we can gather, discuss, and celebrate the arts!
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I had the joy of talking with a dear friend the other day on her podcast (more info soon!) And as it often does, our conversation sparked further thoughts and ideas. So I’m trying something new. I will be posting short videos ~ a parking lot of thoughts/ideas about art and life, and why creativity (in its myriad of forms) matters…
This week, I decided to offer my art as a gift to my beloved BIPOC and queer friends who have been inspiring me with their leadership.
The words and actions of these educators, journalists, writers, organizers, health care workers and artists over the past few months has kept me going.
So I created an online room and invited them to browse through recent paintings. And if any piece caught their eye, it was theirs.
This is the first wave of paintings that will be hand-delivered (or shipped) to their new homes this weekend…🖤