a visit to gr2

last week i took a little time off to see the show junk in the trunk at GR2.

my good friend, mari inukai's work

tessar lo's new work

tessar's impressive 4 colour gocco print.

some of kiyoshi nakazawa's work

after the show we headed to yakitoriya for some chicken and shochu:)

eric nakamura form GR joined us and we all celebrated his 40th birthday together.

ayako and eric, you might recognize ayako form the short film Tokyo! directed by michel gondry.

and here is a picture of the recent kokeshi piece that i finished

shirokuro, mixed media, 2009


stumptown part 2

more pictures from the portland trip:)

i stopped by at compound and found this figure of kuro from tekkonkinkreet.

they had a lot of toys from ghibli, and this was my favorite.

visited my friend, blaine fontana's studio in nw portland.

some of the new sculptures he is working on.

stopped by together gallery to check out my friend j shea's new work.
here is the one that i really liked.

i also really liked this blaine's sculpture.

this is one of my favorite store in portland, grass hut

their awesome toys.

marco zamora had a really nice show at upper playground

and his installation

the main event of the trip, scion installation tour 5!

joe shea and edwin ushiro's work

tessar lo and usgrow

most importantly i got to see some of my favorite people:)

keiko and joe:)

it was nice to catch up and make some new friends.


stumptown part 1

2 weeks ago i had a chance to visit one of my favorite city in the states, portland as part of the scion installation tour.
it was really nice to take a break and be out side of my studio.

here are some of the pics from the trip.

thanks to scion for hooking me up with the flight:)

first stop: at my friend keiko and joe's, fine gind cafe in south east portland 39th ave and lincoln.

i had their toddy iced coffee and their turkey sandwich with homemade hummus:)

also found a print by my friend tanner goldbeck.

i got to say hello to my favorite cat lyric.

sneak peak of joe shea's new work.

portland has some of the best beer.

love this city


scion installation tour 5: portland

if you are in portland please come by and see the show.