Paintings

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'Love, We are Here to Care. Remember' Billboard for For Freedoms AAPI Solidarity Campaign 

Date: 2021

Medium: Gouache on paper, Billboard in LA and ATL

Billboard locations: TCL Chinese Theatre, 6925 Hollywood Blvd (Facing West and East, Under Marquis) Los Angeles, CA
and 241 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA

Billboard partner: @orange_barrel_media

Photographer: Job Piston, @jobpiston

Description: This billboard is our handwritten love letter to our communities during a time when so many of us are encouraged to desensitize ourselves to the violence and grief present around us. Mutual aid and care are how we sustain each other and allowing ourselves to feel and become deeply present is the medicine for this time. The flowers featured in the billboard are flowers traditionally associated with honoring death throughout some of our Asian diasporas and this offering is our reminder that we are here to care for one another.

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Banner for Scarlet ChaCha

Date: 2021

Medium: Gouache on paper

Dimensions: 15.5 x 11.5 inches

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Mavis Beacon for 'Seeking Mavis Beacon' Film

Date: 2021

Medium: Gouache on paper

Dimensions: 14 x 10 inches

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How I Feel

Date: 2019

Medium: Gouache on paper

Dimensions: 12 x 18 inches

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Best Friends

Date: 2021

Medium: Gouache on paper

Dimensions: 11 x 17 inches

Friends

Date: 2018

Medium: Gouache on paper

Dimensions: 17 x 11 inches

6 of Wands

Date: 2016

Medium: Gouache on paper

Dimensions: 11 x 17 inches

Ode to HTML

Date: 2016

Medium: Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions: 18 x 27 inches

Tools of the trade

Date: 2016

Medium: Acrylic on wood

Dimensions: 14 x 17 inches

Urban Demonologies series

Date: 2017

Medium: wheat paste ink on paper

Description: This series consisted of large-scale wheat paste drawings of various ghosts, demons, and apparitions onto the streets in New York. Within Buddhism, ghosts appear in the physical realm to find retributive justice, as ways for spirits to regain justice and karma as those who have been unfairly treated in their lifetime. Horror is used as a medium for social critique, as many ghosts and demons depict oppressed bodies in society such as women.

FRESH series: Poptarts

Date: 2015

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Description: A dialectic on the collective imagination of food, consumption, reproduction, GMOs and its effects on the body, sexuality, the psyche. FRESH is new, FRESH is a product: instantly packaged as life emerges from the womb. Eating as masturbation. Fantasies of fresh food and flesh materialize our desire to bear libations, disfigure, enlarge, reproduce, extract, and decorate. Today you can customize the food on your plate, your palate, your excrements, according to your desires. The edible is erotic; food needs to look desirable in the same way we perform coquetry. Its design and presentation functions at a subconscious level of decision-making. What red is the true red? What size of a potato is acceptable? What sound does a watermelon make? Intuition guides us, but the eye is easy to deceive. Authority of design regulates what is appetizing and what is not, re-inscribing genetic codes comfortable for our vision.

FRESH series: Strawberries

Date: 2015

Medium: Oil on Canvas

FRESH series: Sweetmeats

Date: 2015

Medium: Mixed media on Canvas

My sister says the saddest things

Date: 2013

Medium: Mixed media on Canvas