After attending undergraduate and graduate school at UCI, I moved to the downtown Los Angeles area, notably little Tokyo in 1980. I ended up on the far eastside in a building called the Citizens Warehouse, an old pickle factory on the banks of the LA River inhabited by a host of Artists, both young and old. For the next decade, I painted diligently, progressively moving towards abstraction and reductive work. I managed to get shown in several galleries and lived as an artist is expected to.
I experienced a transformative event, which I cannot and will not attempt to describe. My work now exists for that very purpose.