Fragmentary Colossal Head of a Youth,
2nd century B.C

Illustration studies—Japan

I’m currently on a 6 week tour of Japan and have been drawing the whole time. The sights have been so inspiring—design, colors, textures, clothing, manga, nature, architecture, etc. It’s all culminating into this new style I’ve been experimenting with.

Found quote

‘There is nothing sacred about the act of putting pigment on canvas with a brush that makes it inherently different than making a chair, or a pot. A painting is just a painting. Some other qualities makes it ‘art’, and a piece of architecture or design approaches art as and when it expresses the same quality.’

John Pawson, architect

My favorite living designer

I’ve reached a point where I’m most inspired by my own work—it’s taken me nearly 15 years of practicing design to get there.


‘Concept’ Art

In 1953, Robert Rauschenberg created a conceptual artwork by erasing a drawing given to him by the famous artist, Willem de Kooning. It is an early example of art as ‘ideas’ rather than ‘aesthetics’ alone. The artwork leaves us with only the idea of a drawing—and our curiosity for what’s not there.

Trip to Naoshima, Japan

1. Passageway, Chichu Art Musem
2. Entrance to the Monet Room
3–4. Inside Teshima Art Museum
5. Sculpture by Antony Gormly, Benesse House
6. View from Naoshima Island

Found quote

‘Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea forever.’

Will Self, author


Void—Art, Painting


Horizon—Art, Drawing

Los Angeles, USA