I am a San Francisco-based artist working in mixed media and installation. My works explore taboos, beliefs and myths in Japanese and Western cultures. In my painted works, paper is combined with canvas and acrylics to create texture. Collages are created from scraps left over from other projects. Three-dimensional and installation pieces are made with fiber, paper from funeral stores and objects harvested from recycle centers. I am on the board of Northern California Women's Caucus for Art and Advisory Board of ArtSpan Art for City Youth. Together with partners Matthew Frederick, Stephen Wagner and Michael Yochum, I founded Arc Studios & Gallery in 2009.