I am an anthropologist by profession although I have also pursued a parallel track as an artist working in paper collage, oils, watercolors, silkscreen, and most recently, ceramics. My artwork, like my scholarship, is informed by a “disciplined eclecticism.” I have an insatiable curiosity that extends to all forms of artistic and aesthetic expression, but am especially influenced by contemporary Japanese printmakers and ceramicists.

My relationship with Japan is substantial and integral to my own identity. I was fortunate to have spent childhood and early teenage years in the Tokyo area, where my parents, both artists, raised me and my three siblings for a decade before returning to the United States. Altogether, I have lived in Japan for over twenty years and travel there a least once a year.