Through Chandler with Jaehyo, 48 x 60 inches, Acrylic on Panel, 2015
My two big ambitions as a kid were to go to Disneyland and to drive through that big redwood tree in California I saw on TV. Never made it to Disneyland but I got to ride my bike through that big tree recently. You pay $3 and get to ride through the tree as many times you want. Yeah, kind of a letdown. A big ambition for me now is to own one of Jaehyo Lee’s pieces. He’s a South Korean sculptor who makes large intricate work from logs and bent nails. I’ve only seen pictures of his work. The flat shapes in my painting with the log-like things come from that.