My studio is in a small California beach town where, for hours on end, I weave, stitch by hand and by machine, and embellish anything that a needle will go through. I'd rather be here than anywhere else. My heart goes into every project, and you'll know this when you see what I've made.
A native San Franciscan, I grew up just outside of Chinatown. The eldest of first generation American-born Chinese ("ABC") parents, I have a strong awareness of my ethnicity. This appreciation permeates my home life and is the theme of personal collections, and is frequently a starting point for creative endeavors.
Sewing has been the foundation of my work since childhood. My mother taught me to sew on her Elna machine. I find great satisfaction in construction with fabrics and, when challenges present themselves, the triumph that comes with successes. I get bored easily and often look for new textile techniques. Discovery is continuous.