My Japanese Cultural heritage and American upbringing strongly influence my artistic perspective. Abstract interpretations are my passion and "Shibui" is a very important component in my creative process. A work that appears "Shibui" (Japanese word for simple, yet refined) has elements that encourage viewers to want to examine it, to contemplate it and to look at it again and again. "Shibui" presents mystery and requires revelations of the print over time. My goal has been to integrate "Shibui" with western contemporary forms as I create my print works.