When traveling, I have always had a sketchbook in tow to document the world around me.
While in Taipei, I took on #the100dayproject and went out into the city to sketch everyday. The
subtropical climate created an urban environment that I was less familiar with. Memories of
growing up in the city (NYC) were at once recalled but also challenged due to the intensity of the
vegetation overtaking the space. Mossy concrete walls and foliage filled ruins in the city were at
once familiar and new. The experience of sketching onsite, dealing with humidity, mosquitoes,
strange stares, and even odder conversations left unforgettable memories. I brought this
experience, along with sketches and photographs back to my studio in Oakland to produce this
series of paintings. It is important that we continue to share our stories, particularly at this time,
and I wanted to share with you all my journey of learning about a place and culture that is at
once new and familiar.