The Dance is inspired by the harmonious balance of opposing elements and the magic of their interaction.

This piece is very personal to me as it embodies the essence of all arts that I have learned and practice – natural movement, stillness, balance, and transformation. The image came to me when when I inherited my martial arts school in 1998 though I never felt the need to manifest it until now (Spring 2017). The piece is now sits at the head of my dojo.

The symbol was created with a single brush stroke on rice paper and celebrates the process of how all things come to be. It is intended to simultaneously be a drop of water and a flame, though you are invited to experience the piece with the forces that resonate with you.

Prints available here.


May 4, 2017


Honolulu, HI