A variety of artwork I’ve created, exploring my roots, historical events, and experimentation with a range of media.
Self Portrait: Global Updo
Acrylic paint, 16” x 22”
Having lived in six different countries, growing up around the globe has had a huge impact on the way I look at the world and my curiosity about my surroundings. The buildings and monuments from around the world represent my global mindset and how the places I've lived are embedded within me.
Awarded the 2016 Foreign Service Youth Foundation First Place Art Award. Currently on display at the US Embassy in Washington, DC.
The Great Spirit
Colored pencil, 14” x 17”
Colored pencil, Acrylic paint, Graphite, 14” x 17”
"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds"
Graphite, 14” x 17”
After J. Robert Oppenheimer watched the detonation of the first atomic bomb in the Trinity test, he remarked that it brought to mind these words from the Hindu scripture Bhagavad Gita: ""Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
Acrylic paint, 10” x 12”
Acrylic paint, 16” x 20”
My grandmother grew up in China and now cannot recognize the town of her childhood because it has become so industrialized. Inspired by my grandmother, I painted a woman contemplating China’s development.
Coffee, Acrylic paint, 9” x 10”