May 5, 2017 | Solo Show | Jai & Jai Gallery
The day you became a fish, my mind became the sea.
Long ago, when you kissed the waves on your mother’s hair goodbye, I stood there by the fire and listened to the radio sing from its gut before it cackled away with the flames. In a different hemisphere, you danced until your shoes became untied, then you danced until your feet became bare, and you could feel the sand underneath you.
The sunset didn’t ask for your permission before it sank too deep.
That night, I imagined the universe standing still as we walked past the sleeping roadside flowers to the granite valley. We counted the stars through watery eyes and chased them as they slipped past our trying gazes. In the darkness, you wondered why we often show affection through gifts destined to wither and die.
Three billion years away, a galaxy perishes, and a plane tumbles against crashing waves in the Pacific. That night, you became a fish, and my mind became the sea still warm from the afternoon heat.
Walls are built to keep people out. I paint walls, which means I keep people in, or something.
This stuff seems to have volume.
A selection of children's books illustrated by Kent Yoshimura including Master Davey and The Magic Tea House for the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf and Wobegon and Mildred
This art seems to be flat.
Moving, because film, like, capturing movement.
Pieces from Kent Yoshimura's first solo show Lover//Over at the Metro Art Gallery in Pomona CA.