Paintings, Cultural Identities 2005-2008
I explore my Japanese heritage through my art by touching on culture, ethnicity and gender. This series embodies my reflections on Japanese culture blended with the diverse cultures of the San Francisco Bay area. It questions gender roles and class while discovering the interplay between women, their identities and the worlds in which they live. These works are pinnacles in my life encompassing my Japanese and American influences, and it is where I attempt to blend the two.