I was born in Shanghai, spent my childhood in Canada, and currently tend a garden full of paper botanicals in California.
Life is tough as a flower! Pushing thru cold winter and dark soil, being expected to put on a show of stunning color, delicate petals, and memorable fragrance year after year. It is because of this resilient, quiet beauty that I love flowers so much and they endlessly fascinate me as a subject. My goal is to capture some of this beauty in paper and to encourage my viewer to stop and smell the roses.
I am currently a member of the Paper Artist Collective. My artwork has been featured by Creative Boom, Castle in the Air, Tempura Design, Artistic Moods, SF MOMA Submission Friday, and others. Most recently, I was featured as part of the Craft Industry Alliance's 11 Paper Artists Inspiring Us on Instagram
Feel free to drop me a note or follow my instagram @shanghai.1984