Sample of paintings created prior to 2016. Themes include identity, transition, ecosystems, and the future. The figurative series, Eyes Closed, features protagonists trying to make sense of a strange place called Earth. Most of the other images shown here evolved from an installation project (After Dark at SOMArts in San Francisco) inspired by Haruki Murakami’s novel of the same name about the surreal collective of city life between 12-7am.