About the Artwork and NOMiiE's
My work involves the creation of reproducing, integrating, and the study of old master techniques. In 2006 I began my illustrations. While studying artworks from the great masters in gradate school I discovered the love for old techniques and the fascination of the quality of the old masters work. These became a prominent feature of my work. The characters in my work are called Nomiie’s and not only became part of my body of work but also an illustrated book (in production), which contains stories about teens and young adults overcoming life.
The Nomiie’s are juxtaposed with dreams, comic heroes, villains, fairy tales, any thing we can think of that relates to childhood and adult culture. Based on the nature of the book the Nomiie’s also address gender role, fragility of family dynamic, violence; basically the underlying of American society played by a Nomiie. The Nomiie’s are a curious way to introduce these aspects of American culture.