Current Series: Responsibile Scalability in Digital Illustration

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a vector image format for two-dimensional graphics. SVG images and their behaviors are defined in XML text files. This means that they can be searched, indexed, scripted and, if need be, compressed.

A vector is a geometric quantity having magnitude (or length) and direction.

The great sea has set me in motion, set me adrift, till I am carried away trembling with joy.

para. Uvavnuk
Infinite Jest, 2014

Digital drawing, as Adobe Illustrator CS6 rendered SVG file

Creatures rise, creatures vanish; I alone am real, looking out, amused, from deep within the eyes of every creature. I abandon no one. And however great your inner darkness, you are never separate from me. Let your thoughts flow past you, calmly; trust me with your life, because I am you, more than you yourself are.

para. The Bhagavad Gita
Golden Spiral (1 through 5), 2014

Digital drawing, as Adobe Illustrator CS6 rendered SVG file

Not "Revelation"—’tis—that waits, But our unfurnished eyes—

Emily Dickinson
Singing Image of Fire, 2013

Digital drawing, as PNG (Portable Networks Graphic)

A hand moves, and the fire's whirling takes different shapes. The first word, "Ah," blossoms into all others. Each of them is true.

para. Singing Image of Fire, Kūkai


Projects from 2012 to 2013

Dumb Gait, 2013

Top: Dumb Gait (Pencils), Bottom: Easy Grasp
Excerpt from Dumb Gait proposal:
“I saw the light,” and then there’s “I saw the light shining through the slats.” The natural way my head bobbed up and down as I walked made the diagonally inclined tree branches in my vision rub against the horizontal blinds in distant windows and the anxiety that ignited filled me with the desire to stop. I stopped. I turned to you, and your silhouette lined up perfectly with the hunched body of a car. “There’s no reprise in heaven,” I laughed.

College Girl Mafia: A Comic Anthology, 2013

Top: New Chicago Mythology, Bottom: Cyber Bully
Excerpt from Dog Parable comic:
The puppy was a pitbull, and it slept in the bathroom, and it shit all over the floor and whined in the dark. One day, it was taken away to be a guard dog, and you never saw it again.

Being Bad, 2012

Calvin Peeing
Excerpt from Being Bad:
The boulder had always been in love with the ground. It was a system in and of itself, and although its parts were barely visible for the homogeneity of its composition, every single mineral in the boulder acted in accordance with an organized system’s goal of reaching the ground . . . The boulder loves the ground, it only longs to be in contact with the ground, and its one goal, one love, becomes constant gravity.

Character Creation, 2012

Final Fantasy
Excerpts from Character Creation:
I must have made myself so small that I passed through your cornea and traveled down with your blood straight to your heart.
Did you feel it when I struck your eye?
[Today]’s markets are annihilated by crunching space and time, by disrupting the space-time continuum of production with sleek Unidentified Fiber Optic infrastructure . . . If we bring this to a personal level again, what does it mean to annihilate the economic self? Who is the “character” that exists before this annihilation, and who is the character that results from this annihilation?