The moments in which my vision captures a landscape or object leaves a tactile visceral response in me—immersive moments in which the boundaries between myself and the world—between subject and object—begin to blur. 

In order to crystallize this response, I visualize it through drawing, sculpting and applying layers of urushi (Japanese lacquer)—ruminating and capturing the visceral moment of vision.

Utilizing the ancient material of urushi for its permanence and static viscosity, I juxtapose it with time’s ephemeral and ever-moving nature to remind viewers that the landscape before us now is only but a fleeting moment in the layers of time.