The nature-inspired paintings are more in the manner of a portrait, rather than a landscape. I take time to look at individual subjects in nature, acknowledging the existence of the tiniest of flowers that faithfully bloom in the wilderness. I look at all different shapes and sizes of plants, mingled and tangled, yet keeping their own growing directions toward light. I often find myself trying to identify simple truth and wisdom through the phenomenal cycle of nature and the interaction between different natural elements, like how rocks in stream direct the flow and how flowing water reshapes rocks, for example.
The subjects I paint are mostly out of my imagination or memory. My subjects are either simply depicted as a state of being or situated as a metaphor, as means of personified expression. Sometimes I include a girl in my painting, especially when the motif evokes my childhood sentiment. I also like to play with forms that change according to different points of view/direction.