Lessons From the Sea and Embracing Fear

This winter my family and I enjoyed the holidays on Oahu. On Christmas Eve, while my mother and David roasted cornish hens, my sister and I went on an evening mission to snag fresh basil  from the bartenders at Surfer Bar.

Lessons From the Sea and Embracing Fear

This winter my family and I enjoyed the holidays on Oahu. On Christmas Eve, while my mother and David roasted cornish hens, my sister and I went on an evening mission to snag fresh basil  from the bartenders at Surfer Bar.

Blossom Where You’re Planted

Preface: This past summer was difficult. I was approaching three years at my first job out of grad school.  Through that job, I received impeccable training on managing internal and external relations. I also learned compassion and patience. But, I

Blossom Where You’re Planted

Preface: This past summer was difficult. I was approaching three years at my first job out of grad school.  Through that job, I received impeccable training on managing internal and external relations. I also learned compassion and patience. But, I

Bittersweet Goodbyes

Four months, 400 hours of audio books, and a condo renovation later, I have completed Playa Maderas. During the beginning stages of this painting process, I completed The Wheel of Time fantasy series. I had followed 8 characters through 400+ hours

Bittersweet Goodbyes

Four months, 400 hours of audio books, and a condo renovation later, I have completed Playa Maderas. During the beginning stages of this painting process, I completed The Wheel of Time fantasy series. I had followed 8 characters through 400+ hours

Brandon’s Wave

Below are pictures of the Playa Maderas triptych.  Documenting the progression of this painting has given me the opportunity to practice using InDesign to put together these collages…. even if in the most rudimentary way. I think I am about

Brandon’s Wave

Below are pictures of the Playa Maderas triptych.  Documenting the progression of this painting has given me the opportunity to practice using InDesign to put together these collages…. even if in the most rudimentary way. I think I am about

Process

I’ve been back in the states almost 2 months since Nica. I can’t stop thinking about those consistent, beautiful, waves. When I run/swim, I loose myself in day dreams of Playa Maderas. The memory extends my strides. I feel strong.

Process

I’ve been back in the states almost 2 months since Nica. I can’t stop thinking about those consistent, beautiful, waves. When I run/swim, I loose myself in day dreams of Playa Maderas. The memory extends my strides. I feel strong.

Maderas, Nicaragua (Pt. II)

Lindsey got in late that Sunday evening.  With my pal in town, we hopped on the back of a “shuttle,” (a pick-up with benches) and headed down to San Juan. 3 hours later, the 4 x 4 block town had

Maderas, Nicaragua (Pt. II)

Lindsey got in late that Sunday evening.  With my pal in town, we hopped on the back of a “shuttle,” (a pick-up with benches) and headed down to San Juan. 3 hours later, the 4 x 4 block town had

Maderas, Nicaragua

I started my adventure finding my passport was to expire 8 days before my departure. Below are my passport photos: On the left, waning out of my ape-shit rebel years; I look like young half asian man preparing for Uruguay. On

Maderas, Nicaragua

I started my adventure finding my passport was to expire 8 days before my departure. Below are my passport photos: On the left, waning out of my ape-shit rebel years; I look like young half asian man preparing for Uruguay. On