I grew up in 1970's New York, surrounded by my father's amazing collection of classic and contemporary Chinese art and calligraphy at home and the burgeoning graffiti and street art scene of the city just outside our door. The soundtrack of my youth was an equally heady mix of Chinese opera, classical music, Johnny Cash, Stan Getz, big band, Grand Master Flash, mambo and the early strains of disco. It was old school, and it was great. Many of my creations return to the well, so to speak, to tap the rich visual and sonic influence of those early years for inspiration. My work combines analog techniques such as drawing, block printing and collage, with digital photography, textural elements and various manipulations.