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I spent one year in 1993-1994 teaching English in two Japanese junior high schools on the west coast of Japan as part of the Japan Exchange in Teaching program. I lived alone in a small town where I was one of a handful of foreigners, so I spent a lot of time alone, exploring the countryside near my apartment. I took many photographs during this year, and these drawings, done many years later, are based on some of these photos. Drawing in this way was a way for me to revisit these places, some of them so familiar to me during that time.

Sagisaka Mansion View
ink, Bristol paper
10"x14"
2013
Wajima Beach View
ink, Bristol paper
10"x14"
2017
Hinoyama Sakura
ink, Bristol paper
10"x14"
2013
Torii Gates, Miyajima Island
ink, Bristol paper
10"x14"
2013
Torii Gates, Ajimano
ink, Bristol paper
14"x10"
2013
Fields Near Asakura
ink, Bristol paper
10"x14"
2013