still. here now.here is an ongoing project with calligraphy as a meditative performance and movement while opening up the possibilities of language.
While teaching English in Japan, I noticed my students wrote words in their phonetic equivalent to help in their pronounciation.  But in the process, visually, the words stretched, becoming blunt rather than sharp, or overlap with words that have different meanings creating a play on words or creating new words all together. It is similar to the tactics of queers in the Phillipines, who manipulate English into subversive, rhapsodic riffs, creating an all-together alien patois while being contemporary and constantly changing.

now. here (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
9.5 x 9"
now.here (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
8.5"x9"
hear.now (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
8.5"x9"
here.now (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
8.5" x 9"
still.here
2018
handmade paper and walnut ink
10"x10" each sheet. Size of installation is variable.
still.here (detail)
2018
Handmade paper and walnut ink.
10"x10" each sheet. Size of installation is variable
still.here
2017
Handmade paper and walnut ink.
10"x10" each sheet. Size of installation variable
still.here (detail)
still.here (detail)
2017
still.here (detail)
2017
now.here
2017
Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink.
10"x10" each sheet
now.here (detail)
2017
Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink.
10"x10" each sheet
now.here (detail)
2017
Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink
now.here
2017
handmade paper and
10"x10" each sheet
now.here (detail)