Title: 49 Japanese Boy 1994
Size: 30" x 40"
Description: Mixed Media Collage on canvas
Comments: After seeing an older piece that I did for my sister I tried to create something similar. It somewhat worked but I realized that I am at a different place now so I quit doing that style on canvas. I have done smaller works that lend itself to this kind of drawing which I enjoy doing.
The title “Japanese Boy”, shows that I am still trying to accept being Japanese. Growing up in an all white neighborhood in the 50’s and 60’s and watching “Leave it to Beaver” on T.V. made me dislike my skin color and heritage. I remember laying in bed and hating myself and everything about myself and wishing that I could be white.