My drawings are strongly influenced by Japanese Manga (comics), my favorite form of art and literature since my childhood in the US and through my adolescence in Japan.
My latest body of work involves drawings on wood blocks of various sizes and shapes whose sides function loosely as comic frames. The blocks are modular; they can be assembled and reconfigured into countless spatial arrangements. The interplay of two-dimensional and three-dimensional pictorial spaces, as well as the modular nature of the blocks, allows for a great range of formal and narrative experimentation.
This format has also proved an ideal vehicle in expressing my long-time preoccupations, including issues with spatial and temporal continuity, linguistic confusion and analysis, as well as personal and cultural attitudes towards sexuality.