These paintings are visual metaphors painted on Japanense hand-made paper with ground ink stick and mineral colors in water. “Snowfall in New York” conjures up a hushed silence as snow softens the sharp angles of skyscrapers in this highly energized metropolis. "Chrysler Building" is the crown jewel of Manhattan. “Central Park” is a tarantella where tree trunks are unmoored and cavort with swirling autumn leaves. The misty water world of “Holland,” Connecticut’s rainy “Saugatuck," the shrouded mountains of Japan's “Lake Chuzenchi” and "Brooklyn Bridge" evoke in me a sense of beauty hidden in gray landscapes. "I Dream of a Gentler City" was inspired by the tragedy of 9/11. “NYC Fantasy,” painted symbolically on gold paper, suggests the city's splendiferous culture and wealth. "Shinsei Reborn" is a symbolic portrait of the Japanese bank, commissioned by a consortium of Japanese and U.S. bankers to celebrate their collaboration.