Born March 10th, 1984 in Santa Clara, California. UC Santa Cruz graduate with a B.S. in MCD Biology. Worked in bio-tech start-ups for 6 years. Currently a UI/UX designer.
I have no memories of my grandfather. I don’t know what he looks like. I don’t recognize the sound of his voice. I only know my grandfather through his paintings, the style he created and perfected. I have marveled at the power and speed that burst forth from his horses. The spiritual energy that ripples just under the ink. I can still feel his energy in every stroke.
I have few memories of my father. For most of my life, he has been overseas. The few times that I have spent with him, however, have always been momentous. A trip to the Yellow Mountains in China, seeing the raw power and beauty of nature with my own eyes. More recently, learning from him this art form, allowing me to express my thoughts, my feelings with nothing more than ink, paper and a brush. I can hear his voice with every stroke.
Why horse? My father says that he sees himself in the horses and the painting is his mindscape. For me, this style is my connection to that side of my family. This is how I preserve my family’s legacy, stroke by stroke.