Friday, January 30, 2009

the always inspiring margaret kilgallen (r.i.p).

Thursday, January 29, 2009

group shot

group shot of all my canvas paintings for the show huddled up
for a shot together before being shipped off to get framed.

gosh, i apologize for the same looking shot over and over.
i'll try and take some photos of different angles and details.
possibly of the process too...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

almost done...

finally got outside for a cup of coffee this evening
after several days spent as a hermit wrapping up paintings.

almost ready to ship out the paintings to be framed in seattle,
(after hurdling the scanning process on my new scanner!)
and working on some more drawings for the show.

+ + +

sometimes finishing off paintings is kind of hard.
i don't really want it to stop, but want to finish them too...
then i always feel like there's something more to be done to them.
maybe because i paint a bunch concurrently and feel so much intensity,
i feel a bit of an emptiness or something along the line
after they've left my hands.

i work this way most of the time to keep all pieces on the same page in my mind.
so none of them look too off to me when i send them off together to a show.
i guess i'm a bit afraid i'd lose interest in the older works if they'd been
sitting around for some time.

this year, i'm going to experiment with painting a piece or two at a time,
at a more leisurely pace... and enjoy pacing them out.
with some other works like drawing and sculpting in between.
hopefully it'll make this blog a little more enjoyable too. ^_^

Monica Subide

beautiful figures by monica subide, whom i cannot find much about.

i especially love the emotion-filled brushstrokes of the first two,
and i feel schiele in the last one, beautiful... <3

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

On Seeing 100% Perfect Girl...

{ click on the image above & keep clicking to read }

audrey reminded me yesterday of this beautiful story above
by murakami haruki.
i'd once posted this visual version above some 3+ years ago,
and thought i'd share it again here.

another beautiful story : lederhosen from the same book.

his short stories hits a different kind of haunting resonance...
a quiet stir inside, an empty pause in the moment.

Monday, January 19, 2009




i switched the layout of my studio again (probably 4th time already).
this time, it just became a mirror-image version of "the before".
feels all fresh and new~. a good trick of mind, i think. ^_^

it's been snowing quite a bit lately...
walked in the snow on our walk back home after lunch <3
it's hard to tell cuz the flakes were small still.

matthew scooped up some snow for our kitties.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Carla Bedini

beautiful, haunting images by Carla Bedini.
i love the contrast of the delicate and the dark.

Friday, January 16, 2009

in progress...

i caught bento red-handed (trying to hump noodles) :

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

belated magazine spreads

i had some interview questions to answer and images to archive, so
finally got around to scanning overdue interview & press articles.

all these are updated on the press section on my website.
(please click PRESS on left)

from hi-fructose magazine (from october 2008... -_-):
(click images to read)

below are some from DPI magazine and book from taiwan.
(i only got these a couple months ago, though i believe these were published early 2008.)

DPI magazine :

DPI Design Stars Boulevard vol 1 :

+ i've uploaded large images so they're readable - i hope they don't get abused or stolen.
thank you!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

around the studio

painting late at night (again)...

and noodles stuffed himself into the clementine crate.

Friday, January 09, 2009


works of german artist duo Herakut.
i love the mixture of loose and rendered,
and inspires me to let loose and free.