Growing up in Hawaii is a wild sensory thing. Squashed mangoes, long
drives from the North Shore, bakey sun, water lapping, palm frond shade slithering over
goza and sand.
esthetics figure in. Apprenticed to a tea ceremony potter, Baizan Nakamura, in
Japan. I learned appreciation for the off-kilter, and wabi sabi. Macho
American ceramics with Peter Voulkos in Berkeley instilled a love for manipulating forms.
I work primarily
in encaustic (wax) and gold leaf or in wax and oil on lutrador.
Ive hosted jazz, urban Hawaiian, rock, and other music formats (loved them all)
including at WQXR, the New York Times classical station in New York City.
Currently, I do
stories about art and culture in HawaiI for Hawaii Public Radio. These
features have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio and
Television News Directors Associations Edward R. Murrow Award.
out under the shadows and shade.