has certainly traveled an unconventional road in artistic evolution.
Beginning with a hobby of drawing
cartoon and sci-fi illustrations in his early teens, he entered UCSD
majoring in computer engineering, but graduated with
a degree in Studio Visual Arts after being
influenced by Allan Kaprow, Chip Lord, Lewis Hawk and Phil Cohen.
in his senior year captured nationwide media coverage including the
front page of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today,
San Diego Union Tribune, San Diego Reader, Times Tribune, and
statewide television coverage. He then began a study of
meditation and spirituality with the renowned spiritual Master Sri
Chinmoy, receiving the name "Papaha"
after ten years
of intensive practice, and is still an active member of the Sri
Chinmoy community today.
the past twenty-five years, he has shown artwork in San
Diego, the Bay Area, Houston and New York. He has done
stage design for off-Broadway play productions and for Peace Concerts
in California and Washington. He has been the
artistic director for multiple feats that have set Guinness World
Records, has been interviewed on the nightly news for
sculpting record albums, has
designed a line of furniture, and
done digital and print design for
Papaha has also offered his time and talent
to the local community by creating a fundraising concept and art
donated over $4500 for the San Diego Children's Hospital, and is the
founder of Art
Around Adams, an art event that
highlights local performance art along with
and sculpture in Normal Heights
he is focusing on sculptural
installation and site-specific
digital projections. Feel free to email
and Studio regarding his artwork or design,
or call (619) 563-7581.