I thought it was a great opportunity to elevate it: more cultured, richer, more inviting, more surprising. To make it more interesting, because these downtowns are dying as more people buy things on Amazon or go to the mall. But Downtown Hollywood is doing well, and I think it has something to do with the Mural Project.
I wanted to narrow down my ideas and push my patterns and lines to a minimal state while focusing on more movement within a still life. I continue to build on these ideas and I feel that my work is constantly evolving because I am constantly exploring.
The Frontrunner Gallery presented its first opening on January 21st holding a fundraiser for the upcoming film, music, and dance production The Black Magic Piano. Over 100 attended, entertained by a lively ensemble of dancers, musicians, and films.
I wanted my first film to be somehow personal.
I don’t believe life always has a resolution for you. Especially when you live in a country like China. Things you set out to do or problem you set out to solve, don't always have a solution in the end.
"The Newspaperman," by its own admission, "...maybe the best example of what journalists can accomplish when given resources and encouraged to shoot for excellence."
I was looking for more of a material connection than I had personally felt with paint and with the rectangular image. But in the moment, it felt really spontaneous. Thread solved a lot of the problems I had in painting–formally. That is also why I ran with it. It forced me to slow down.