I'm a big fan of the illustrator, Attaboy, with his use of strong, thick sketchy-lines and edgy-looking characters. I jumped at the chance to see his work in-person displayed in a local coffee shop, Mama Buzz Cafe.
It’s true what they say that it was a place where artists and writers would hang out there for inspiration. Attaboy's exhibit inspired my "Metamorphosis" drawing. Too bad that it couldn’t survive the tough market in Oakland Downtown, so I'm paying tribute to that cafe.
This was drawn during a transitional time. I was changing as a person and upon coming out of the "cocoon," familiar experiences and places look and feel different (the background and foreground is swapped).
This mixed-media linoleum print was featured in the Honolulu Student Art Exhibit. This also granted a summer scholarship at the Honolulu Museum of Art School.
I had a fascination of wolves and how they howled at night. This linoleum carving is printed on a colored-tissue collage.
I thought I could make a colorful collage as the negative space. After printing with black ink, the linoleum patterns got lost in the colorful collage.
I am a big fan of Van Gogh’s "The Starry Night" painting with the use of contrasting luminous colors. The painting’s dreamlike shapes inspired this linoleum print. The repetitive lines symbolize motion of a person’s busy daily schedule.