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Indian Giver

Posted on June 13, 2016

Indian Giver

During WWII, my family spent 4 years in the re-reclaimed desert of the Gila River Reservation.

Something about the US Government taking back the land they forced the Native Americans onto after annihilating their entire civilization and stuffing it with "Enemy Aliens" always made me laugh through the tears.

I rarely dig into this directly with my art, but a history of displacement and denial of identity is a huge part of who I am.

So when you ask me where I come from, I have to take a moment and remember that each of us are more than merely what we can carry on our backs or the stories in our faces. You can strip me down and define me, but you still won't see me. You can force me into the wasteland, but I will not break.

And when I see the Stars and Stripes, I salute because there is barbed wire in my blood.

Gaman— We endure.

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Minuit in G

Posted on February 22, 2016

Minuit in G

"We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children."

— Native American Proverb —

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Ruins of Forgotten Time

Posted on December 30, 2015

ruins of forgotten time
“One of the most dangerous forms of human error is forgetting what one is trying to achieve.”

– Paul Nitze —

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A Better Tomorrow

Posted on December 23, 2015

a better tomorrow
“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”

– Dr. Seuss —

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The Rising Sun

Posted on June 2, 2014
The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

My father's family came to the US from Hiroshima in 1905. During WWII, my family was interned in the American concentration camps while their cousins and nieces died at the dawning of the Atomic Age.

I can only hope to live up to their legacy— a barren sea of sand and the burnt shadows in my heart.

History is what you make with it.

"Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds."

— J. Robert Oppenheimer —

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Godzilla

Posted on May 8, 2014
GOJIRA

Gojira

"I can't believe that Godzilla was the only surviving member of its species.

But if we continue conducting nuclear tests, it's possible that

another monster might appear somewhere in the world again."

Godzilla, 1954 —

Learn the real story of the survivors of American Pacific nuclear testing 60 years later ]

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