Ryokan (Collage, 8"x8")The ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn--clean lines, simple materials, drawing on nature. It is a place of rest and peace.
Finding One's Style (collage, 8"x8") Every woman in this photo has a style, from the colorfully dressed girl in the middle, to the woman in kimono with red sneakers, to the woman on the right in her very modern kimono.
Salarymen after Work (collage, 8"x8")The hostess bar in Japan is a place of fantasy and illusion. A place to unwind with colleagues after a long day at work. A place to be someone else for awhile. To drink, to eat, to sing karaoke, to converse.
Red Moon over Tokyo (collage, 7"x5")The bustling street, the neon, the suggestion of all night entertainment, and the hint of danger.
The Neighborhood Bar (collage, 7"x5")The neighborhood bar--a respite from the hectic life of the big city. Open to more types of people, more casual.
Sakura (collage, 5"x 7")Cherry blossom time in Nara. A time of celebration of spring, a time of tradition.
White Umbrella (photograph)
No Daylight Needed (watercolor, 10"x14")
Red Bridge to the Future (collage, 8' x 8")
Don't Be Koi (collage, 8"x 8")
Flags across the Street (wash and ink, 5"x 7")On a damp evening, a young woman comes from from work, possibly stopping off to buy something for dinner. She crosses under a row of red flags.
Just a Little Dance (photograph)
Torii Gates (photograph)
Fading Light, Safe Harbor (collage, 8"x8")It’s after work in a suburb of Tokyo. People are coming home to their neighborhood. A couple heads to the bright cafe. A man watches two shadowed figures leave another establishment.
Ofuro (The Public Baths) (collage, 8"x8")
Rainy Night in Tokyo (watercolor, 7" x 10")Watercolor
Happy Times (photograph)During my several months in Japan, I regularly encountered parades and festivals like this one. Young people often featured prominently in these festivals.
Walking on Fire
The Rock Garden (collage, 8"x8")Rock gardens are supposed to be places of calm. Is there something unsettling about this one?
The Stuff of Nightmares (collage, 8" x 8")
The Way of Tea (collage, 8"x 8")
Ode to the Floating World (collage, 12" x 12")
Primary Colors (watercolor, 7"x 10")
The Daily Catch, Tokyo (collage/mixed media, 12"x12')Accepted into juried show at Cambridge Art Association, “Visual Feast,” (April 2019)
Lantern Glow (watercolor, 7" x 10")