Seigen: The Mad Monk
Seigen: The Mad Monk

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Betrayal
Betrayal

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Broken
Broken

Oil on canvas Diptych 30 x 60"

Snow Moon and Flowers
Snow Moon and Flowers

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Icons: A Cross-cultural Comparison
Icons: A Cross-cultural Comparison

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

24 Hours for 50¢
24 Hours for 50¢

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Oiran and Heian
Oiran and Heian

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Beauty
Beauty

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Souvenir
Souvenir

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Streetscene
Streetscene

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Chado: The Way of Tea
Chado: The Way of Tea

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

Fat Man and Little Boy
Fat Man and Little Boy

Oil on canvas 30 x 40"

The Floating
World//
"In the middle of the world we float, in the middle of the sea. realities remain remote, in the middle of the sea. kings are burning somewhere, wheels are turning somewhere,
wars are being won, things are being done somewhere out there. not here. Here, we paint screens."
 
– Stephen Sondheim

These paintings spring directly from the "Shunga Series". They further explore Japanese culture through an array of sources, from mythology and kabuki drama to nuclear war. It is a Western perspective on Japanese iconography, design and narrative, which explores the Buddhist concept of ukiyo, the temporal or "floating world."