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Open Studio 2017

        Installing "Typhoon 2", Cyanotype photogram for my annual Open Studio in Hong Kong. Evidently I've not been interested in mastering selfies.    If you're in Hong Kong, you're welcome to stop by my annual Open Studio. …

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Happy New Year 2017

Image from tests for a recent project, exploring sharks fins, one of Hong Kong's more lucrative products (by weight). Our fair city is a center for the controversial trade; half of the world's shark fins are sold here.

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China Obscura at Shenzhen City Art Fair

Panoramic photo of China Obscura installation of Cyanotype paintings and prints in Shenzhen, China, November 2016 Click photo above to view full size. Shenzhen has become a center for Chinese design, and is an exciting young city near Hong Kong. At 7 …

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Blue Brushes

Hake brushes blue from cyanotype chemicals Studio shipment arrived from Beijing this week. Now my brushes are back, it's time to get painting in the new studio.

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Hong Kong as Home

Vintage windows in my short-term rental in Yau Ma Tei, Kowloon Ten years ago, I moved to Hong Kong for love, following a husband who lived here. Now, I return for life. I work as Artist-in-Residence for an educational foundation. They …

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Greenbacks in Washington DC

This week, the Greenbacks Project comes to Washington DC. The Greenbacks Project explores ties between the US and China through our currencies. I am carving 500 USD and 500 Chinese Yuan into a large-scale artwork. Stop by and view the …

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APEC Blue in Santa Monica

"APEC Blue" is the name Beijingers gave the city's brilliant skies for a week in winter 2014. Ten thousand factories had been closed, and millions of cars banned before and during the APEC conference. The city shut down as world leaders – including President Obama – converged on …

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Farewell Beijing

China Obscura installation Beijing, Cyanotype paintings "Mourning Chamber in the Forbidden City" digitally printed on vinyl, dimensions variable, June 2016 Just before leaving Beijing, I mounted this installation of prints of my paintings, the last while living in the city that has been …

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StARTup Art Fair Installation, China Obscura

China Obscura installation at StARTup Art Fair, San Francisco Office Windows of the Great Dictator, 2015 Design: View into and out of Mao's office windows from his villa Meiling (Wuhan), a retreat he nicknamed "Home of the White Clouds and Yellow Cranes" …

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China Obscura Catalog

A catalog of my China Obscura series will soon be available from Pixalib books. You can preview and order it here.  

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