Tokyo Solo 2, January 25–30, 2022 (ended)

Please see “Tokyo Solo 2” in the menu above for highlights of the show including the art and photos of the festivities

This is coming about two years after my first solo show–Tokyo Solo 1, and another year and a half after the pandemic began. Yes, we’re back on! I’ve been improving the work I’ll show during this time, so come expecting more excitement than you previously imagined. Hope to see you there! •

A Super Moon

This shot taken from my room on the third floor. I used an old Nikkor 105mm lens at f20, with camera settings of 1600iso and shutter at 1/60 •

Tokyo Solo 2, April 14 – 19, 2020 [POSTPONED]

[UPDATE: Postponed until further notice] This is coming about two years after my first solo show–Tokyo Solo 1. This show will feature mostly new ballpoint pen artwork, with a few stragglers from TS1 •

Smallink: Not So Hidden

This is a larger (7.6cm x 3.6cm) smallink from a few years ago, cir. 2017 •

It’s a Pencil WIP

I’ve taken to pencil and all things graphite lately. This’ll make it to the finish line relatively soon I hope •

天皇映える (Tennō Glow)

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Satoko and I were in Toritsu Daigaku, and the Emperor of Japan, aka, 天皇 (Tennou or, Tennō), and his wife, Michiko, just happened to be driven through. It’s sort of a big deal for the obvious reason—he’s the Emperor of Japan, but also because this is the last month he will be the Emperor in this 平成時代 (Heisei jidai/period). He’s stepping down to make way for the next in line—his son, and the new period, 令和時代 (Reiwa jidai/period). This is unusual, as the Emperor usually will hold his position until death, but Akihito (his given name) may be wiser than his predecessors in that he’s willing to live out his final years as a common mortal. I hold him in higher regard simply for wanting a relaxing life. It was cool to be able to see him and Michiko •

Metrait all Fleshed Out

cir. 2007 – The original sketch / the original sketch fleshed out / the fleshed out sketch modified digitally / the digitally modified fleshed out sketch fleshed out digitally •