My Finest Work:

Let us give thanks

A client approached me with the request to calligraph a poem as a wedding gift for his family. They selected the poem “Let us give thanks by Max Coots; totaling 166 words. After a few conversations about the piece and the client’s preferences, I settled on the following composition. The piece […]

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Let us give thanks

Books & Calligraphy

10,000 Bibles [Sacred]

Bound from 5 iPhones, this work was featured in multiple exhibitions domestic and abroad, and comments on one of mankind’s earliest technology: the written word.

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10,000 Bibles [Sacred]

Books & Calligraphy

無 (mu)

A calligraphic scroll

This work titled 無, after the Japanese character mu meaning negative/not/none/nothing, was an exploration of the intersection between eastern and western philosophy. In Buddhism, there is a practice called Shakyo, which translates to “tracing the Sutras.” In order to communicate and deepen my Buddhist practice, I partook in Shakyo. One day I practiced a series […]

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無 (mu)

Books & Calligraphy

More Exceptional Projects:

Alphabetic

Books & Calligraphy

Alphabetic

Hand studies of various alphabets

Here are some various hands I practiced in the past. These are not intended to be final works, but explorations of various letterforms.

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Book Binding Abroad

Books & Calligraphy

Book Binding Abroad

Roman Capitals and Cappuccinos in Italy.

In my further exploration of bookbinding, calligraphy, and print design, I studied abroad in Siena, Italy, under the guidance of mentor Naomi Kasumi.

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Forest

Books & Calligraphy

Forest

A poem on the nature of nature

I studied the italic letterform in an independent study with my calligraphy professor at Seattle University over the span of six months. I learned three variations of the italic hand: informal, formal (or swash), and cursive. This project was completed for the swash italic hand and uses a quote from […]

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