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My self-summary
Oakland Life Currently, I love Nick's Pizza on Shattuck. You can find me at Highwire coffee, in my studio painting, going up to Tilden for fresh air, appreciating that Thor became a woman, walking some where or no where, getting on an airplane to go make art or show art some where, drinking seltzer water. I am direct, communicative, grew up on the East Coast.
What I’m doing with my life
Eating Amaebi with the heads fried. Uni research. Working hard as fuck in the studio making art, preparing for shows, applying to residencies, updating things, researching. Enjoying moments of clarity in a chaotic sea of life. Thinking of funny shit and laughing to myself. Texting my friends new names for East West Bowl. Occasional Yoga participant but not mega serious about it. Meditating. Going to the movies, reading printed matter, or internet matter... trying to do things I think matter, and also are just fucking ridiculous for the hell of it.
I’m really good at
Drawing, Cooking, Making Some People Laugh (not all people lol), Being Kinda Weird, Shan Dong, Jump Kicks, Watching Movies, Not Doing Cross Fit.
The first things people usually notice about me
I am often covered in paint and always covered in tattoos.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I live, I read, I eat, I listen, I watch and I think, enjoy, critique, and feel, and then I keep doing it. Akira, True Detective, anything that makes me laugh, Ghostbusters (which is actually a brilliantly written smart New York movie), Guardians of the Galaxy, Aeon Flux (Liquid Television, not the whack live action movie), Urotsukidoji, The Big Lebowski, Synecdoche New York, Jardowsky's Dune, DOPE, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, anything by Kurosawa, its hard to even begin this section.

Jazz, Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, Hardcore, Post Punk/Hardcore, Drum n Bass, Classical, Blues, Soul, R&B, there is so much good music in the world that we will just have to listen and vibe out to it together instead of me listing it here. I am very open to all kinds of music. Bjork, Joy Division, Wu-Tang, Dipset, PK 14, Miles Davis, DJ Shadow, Cibo Matto, The Funky Meters, Biggie, Helmet, old Ice Cube, Gangstarr, Pia, Merging Moon, even Kanye to Quicksand to Dinosaur Jr. to Nina Simone.

I am currently slowly reading and reflecting on the Keith Haring Journals. I just bought a volume of famous collected artist interviews by Michael Pippiat, the Francis Bacon and Frank Auerbach ones are so sick so far. Old Marvel TPB collections, history books. Also just finished the Decay of an Angel by Yukio Mishima, heavy shit.

I watch, or listen to, a lot of Documentaries while I paint and make art, ranging from the Mongol Empire to Mafia Heists to Famous Artist Bios to Famous Historical Leaders to War History to Food Documentaries to documentaries on Buddhism, etc...

Anthony Bourdain is kind of my hero currently. If you think he is an asshole, as many people I have met in California seem to think, I would love to talk and hear why and explain from a New Yorker stand point why I disagree hahaha. Oh and I just rewatched Princess Mononoke again recently and love that movie!
The six things I could never do without
A place and the means to make art
Things that make me laugh
Printed matter
The ocean
Delicious food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Right now, back then, what's next, how does this feel, what did that mean, how do I explore this idea, how do I present this idea, what will this paint look like with this solvent, this is the perfect image for this abstract language I already have, is that enough? lets eat
On a typical Friday night I am
My Fridays are never typical... seriously, my life's schedule is really at the mercy of what I have going on at that moment... but I do like food and movies and making out and sunsets and laughing my ass off and good conversation as much as the next person...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
One time I colored myself purple head to toe before they made washable magic markers as a child and my mom came home and I said, "Look mom, I'm a grape." and she fainted. It took two weeks to scrub the marker off.
You should message me if
You Know Who Number 26 is ... if you don't you should still message if you think we'd have a good time and you have something fun or interesting to do (this can mean doing nothing at all but being interesting about it haha), if you do know Who Number 26 is I already like you.