When I was young my grandmother would take me to see the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute in Chicago. I was in awe by the way a miniature diorama of a scene from a specific period in time was able to transport me into that place. My miniature paintings are presented in shadowbox frames, inspired by the same attempt to capture and transport you into another time and space, creating an intimate viewing experience.
Modern day geishas are also known as geisya, or geiko. I have created lively, colorful interpretations from different moments in the Geisha’s life using brilliant color, texture and dimension. The geisha practices and performs traditional Japanese arts, from entertainment to calligraphy to tea ceremonies, and offers us a continuation of deep rooted cultural traditions.