Death: The Predator, Nobody, Escapes
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Death: The Predator, Nobody, Escapes

It is a universal truth that death is an inevitable part of life. Moreover, each childhood trauma can profoundly impact our perception of life. My first encounter with death came at a young age, during a vacation in Yosemite National Park. A photo retrieved from my mother’s things after her death included a photo of…

Spiritual Journeys – an Axiom of Faith
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Spiritual Journeys – an Axiom of Faith

At times, surfing becomes a spiritual journey and a transformative experience. The combination of the power and beauty of the ocean, coupled with the physical act of riding a wave, can create a sense of connection and transcendence. When you’re out on the water, catching a wave, there can be a profound moment where everything…

Wisdom from a Moleskin Journal
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Wisdom from a Moleskin Journal

I found a note in a retired Moleskin journal—it became a teaching point I used to create the illustration for the talking point. The details written in the journal were somewhat obscure and indecipherable. My handwriting cannot keep up with transcribing thoughts during lectures and sermons—a snippet of wisdom. “Most of life happens in the…

Turn On-Tune In-Drop Out
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Turn On-Tune In-Drop Out

The Jesus Movement created a spiritual revival. The Viet Nam war spilled over the ’60s decade. Timothy Leary famously said, “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out” to the flower people in the late sixties. Surfing was spiritual, one with nature, and enhanced by psychedelics. California fashion was a lifestyle spreading worldwide. Popular styles included bell-bottom pants,…

Transcendent Dreams
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Transcendent Dreams

“Night poured over the desert. It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky, reminding any thoughtful watcher that it is in the deserts and high places that religions are generated. When men see nothing but bottomless infinity over their heads they have always had a driving and desperate urge to find someone to put in the way.”

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“Cease to Begin”

“Cease to Begin” is the compelling title for this series. The image captures a moment of both ending and inception, wrestling with nature’s cycles and celestial continuity. The imagery of a “Quiote”—the flowering stalk of an agave—emerges in spring under the first moon. The Quiote has medicinal properties and used in making certain type of…

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Solitude: Secluded from Loneliness

Solitude “Solitude” captures an introspective moment set against a backdrop that wrestles with the boundaries of perception. Still, the underlying question of when solitude masks loneliness adds a profound complexity to the image. The clock, frozen at 10:10 pm, suggests a specific moment. This visual metaphor for balance and symmetry could imply a moment of…

Vessels of Light
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Vessels of Light

My work explores the unique interpretation of light and color. Like a prism bending light waves, I layer translucent resin with a palette of earth minerals. Light is stored. In the dark, light re-emits a spectrum of UV-type color. The sculpture’s surface captures the dance of illumination, shadow, and shape. As a result, this distinctive…