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MY LATEST NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
HELLO | PRINTING FROM HOME | SHELTER IN PLACE
For many of us, 2020 has been the most challenging year of our lives. I'm grateful for so many things in a way that only tough times can teach us. I've learned that staying flexible has been the best way to lean into the daily challenges we now face. There's an old saying, "nature nurtures" and this has never felt more true to life.
Over the last several months I've moved my art studio to accomodate a printmaking practice from home. I've even been making the transition to teach community workshops online. Through this time, I've learn to simplify, and have taught myself many new skills. The most surprising one being gelatin printing, which has now become my new favorite way to capture the magic from the beautiful flora in my backyard near the Oakland Hills...
GUM MOON GIRLS | INSPIRATION
I've just completed a very special copper etching - A tribute to my Asian American roots. The project was inspired by my cousin Jeffrey L. Staley's book "Gum Moon" - A historical novel depicting the life and slavery of young Chinese girls in San Francisco Chinatown from the late 19th century to the early 20th century. This unique fiction book is based on the early life experiences of my great grandmother Maud Lai Don.
SEE MORE OF MY PORTFOLIO
Head over to Instagram to see what I've been getting my hands into lately...
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