Monday, March 24, 2008


Hi everyone. I'm in Okinawa right now, where just a few days ago there was a big march protesting the occupation. Before here I was in Yakushima, home of the 7,000 year old cedar tree. This island's forest was used as the model for the movie Princess Mononoke.
After Okinawa I get to meet up with my aunt, uncle, and cousin in Osaka and show them around the Kansai area (Kyoto, Nara, Mt. Koya). After that I will be able to write more.
For now, here is a new, powerful, and beautiful image from Charlie.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tree House Gallery

Here is the newest version of "Closure." I'm almost done.

Please watch this TEDtalks video when you get a chance. It is amazing.

Also, my cousin Mark, now a talented animator, put his digital coffee shop up on his website, here.

And here is a good update on the Tibet situation (Security forces have sealed off three monasteries in the Tibetan city of Lhasa after protests earlier this week)

Above is a picture of the Tree House Gallery in Himeji. I will be showing a few of my smaller paintings here in May. For the postcard I used the painting "Remembrance," pictured below. This tiny gallery is a 3 minute walk from the most beautiful castle in all Japan.

And, in remembrance, here is an old blog post I'd like to share again:

Thursday, November 17, 2005

an ocean of light waves, filling in forms.

today was laced with a dreamy glow that came with the morning sun. the crisp light, golden, was the transparent tongues of the angels, quietly licking the morning, leaving a coat of shimmering into which effortless, spacious playfulness burst into being, into mind--the light, easy, soft, effortless, spacious clear light in all things.

Sunlight and mindlight is happening all around. I respond to it by blinking. All forms float in emptiness like bubbles on a river, catching light and thunder off the softest clouds imaginable. That is one way to describe the dreamy glow that filled the day today.

I'm reminded of something Bob said. Light transcends but includes all things.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008


I worked on this one some more, darkened the shadows, added more light, killed a few stars and created a few more, and I filled in some patches with solid color. I also hid a few things, like I always do. This time, there is a frog, turtle, elephant, and galaxy hiding in this painting. Can you find them?

What do you think about the name,"Closure?" I like it.

Another idea I've been developing

It's kind of got a narrative.

May all beings be Free and in Love.

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