The Red Kimono Series
Cadmium red in color and heavily embroidered, the same kimono appears with 14 models. Customarily the red kimono is worn by the Japanese bride. I choose male models and allowed each to decide just how to present themselves and the kimono. My objective was to find the personality and soul of each subject and express them on canvas. The Red Kimono Series were first presented at the David Lawrence Gallery in Beverly Hills. The series was also on public view at the Long Beach Public Library. This body of work presently is on view at the Susan Nelson Art Gallery, Newport Beach, CA.