From the Artist:
My more recent work explores the possibilities of lines. It is an extensive study into not only creating the hard edges of an outline, but breaking down planes of light, smoothly rendering values, and even building saturated color with a ceaseless swarm of elaborate scribbles.
As a child, a miscreant, Jimbo Tamoro, was taken in and trained by a champion artist, who went so far as to adopt Jimbo into his family after the premature death of his own son. Now, decades later, Jimbo is a skilled artist himself and a monkey trainer in the U.S. Military. Upon the death of his surrogate father and sensei, Jimbo is informed of a mysterious, no-holds barred, highly illegal arts tournament in Columbus, OH known only as the kumite. At the bidding of his sensei and against direct orders from his military superiors Jimbo travels to Columbus, OH to participate and uphold his master’s honor. In order to succeed not only will he have to win the tournament; he must also evade capture by two military police sent to arrest him and the prying questions of a nosy reporter eager for a story.