I am a Kansas City-born and raised Asian American artist and art educator to the masses. Creating paintings, photographs, and mixed media depicting experiences and injustices in my life and environments through symbolism for over two decades.   I am a synesthete. I create vibrant colors with the gift of synesthesia, a neurological superpower where information meant to stimulate one of your senses activates several others. Specifically, seeing music, energy, and vibrations through color. I am contemplative. My work is filled with hidden symbolism, representing pain, struggles, celebrations, and self-reflection.