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Originally from Thailand, I have been living in the Tenderloin for nearly ten years. Back in Thailand, I enjoy the scenery of tall grass and rice fields. Though I spent much of my time in Bangkok, whenever I returned home to the countryside to see my family I would drive through the fields and feel the calmness of nature and a reprieve from the city.

Here in San Francisco, I have found that the use of nature’s materials brings a return to this sense of calmness and home. I create sculptures using barley and other natural fibers, deconstructing each plant stem and reworking them into a new geometric forms. Each sculpture features the organic nature of its original form, but with an explosive energy that summons something new and dynamic.