Here are some of my thoughts when making this piece. The American Flag is missing it's stars. The stars represent the states and the people. Particularly an American Dream of becoming stars and celebrities. Then there are those who are unseen like the Ninja, who was just a non-violent practitioner of religion later born to be used against the government. He's wandering aimlessly in an outer space dream unaware of his mission, yet every Ninja has a mission.
We are all in different states of mind. The Universe and the stars are a reflection of us. The flag needed some stars so I decided to give it some ninja stars. The Ninja stars also represents our aim, direction, and point of destination.
Here's a glimpse of my upcoming show in San Jose. A big influence in this piece has to do with dreams, fears, Japanese art, The Beatles, The Universe, and the American Dream.
Mark this date! October 3rd, 2008. San Jose, South First Billiards.
420 S 1st St
San Jose, CA 95113