My Kimonos paintings represent expressions of pride and purpose of past generations for today’s generation. These universal values are captured locally around the globe. Japanese Kimonos, as like Chinese Hanfu or Vietnamese Hmong clothing, for instance, to me also demonstrate dedication to beauty through the use of exceptional beautiful materials such as silk fabric and embroideries. I try to capture the heritage they represent and combine this with Brazilian or other folk fabrics to demonstrate their message is timeless and universal.