I come from a family of fishermen, and am consistently exposed to the process of diving, fishing, preparing, eating, and disposing. In my family the daily rituals of life are tangled up in this sustaining practice. Days go by, family issues pile up, overwhelm, and remain unresolved with the changing of the tides. The fishing perpetuates our family bonds, yet the images of the dead fish resurface as a mocking reminder of the persistent unspoken undercurrents that plague the family.
I was born and raised in Kailua. I come from a family of fishermen, and am consistently exposed to the process of diving, fishing, preparing, eating, and disposing. Fishing perpetuates our culture, family bonds, and the images of fish has become a recurring motif within my artistry. I am an artist, fisher[wo]man, freediver, weekly loʻi volunteer, and educator.
The Artistic Teaching Partners (ATP) Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawai‘i professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Each artist or arts organization has a page in the directory with contact information, a short bio, and an artist statement. The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts draws from this roster for arts education programs including Art Bento at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and Artists in the Schools.