Long Diary, drawing and collage on canvas, 400cm x 100cm, 2016

I have created this expansive canvas piece to reflect my vivid memories of my residency in Tokyo, which took place from mid-July to the end of August in 2016. It encompasses various aspects such as my sightseeing adventures, architectural wonders, iconic landmarks, and even my beloved Japanese cartoons. To add depth and diversity to the artwork, I extended an invitation to Japanese children and fellow artists to contribute their own drawings to the canvas. However, the true essence lies in the inclusion of bilingual lyrics from the song “My Way,” a personal favorite of mine. Through this inclusion, I aim to convey my own unique path in life, which includes this transformative journey of artistic exploration.