I picked up painting during my education as an acupuncturist in Portland, OR in 2010 and since then have been using it as a way to connect ideas in medicine as well as a vehicle for improvisation which comes from my 20 years as a jazz saxophonist.
I like to combine the minimalist aesthetic from Asian painting with ideas from my traditional medical training (yin-yang, 5 elements), as well as adding an experimental expression in terms of composition or color.
In particular, I like to express the principle of “fermata” which is a musical symbol that allows the musician to rest for an indefinite pause when they come across it in the musical score. In this modern day, we have very few “fermatas” and my hope is that this philosophy will guide my paintings, music, and medicine.
More info: fermatawellness.com
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