I’m an artist based in St. Louis, Missouri. I spent my childhood in the Philippines and my adult life in the United States. My art style is also an amalgam of cultures, inspired by Audubon, Chinese Song Dynasty paintings, and my formal training in stone lithography. I'm inspired by animals because in them, I see common ground. Animals appear in the folk and fairy tales of every culture on the planet. They are part of a universal vocabulary–one that brings us together regardless of race, class, or nationality.