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www.MusashiMixInq.com

-Blood type:  A+
-Born: Chicago, Il, USA
-Founder — Musashi Mix Inq: Fight the Future, Save the Past

-Latin School of Chicago; class of 2002
-Earlham College; Japanese Studies, minor in Film, class of 2006
-University of Chicago; Archivist Studies

-Graphic Design Associate; Silver Image Creative Inc.
-Board Member; C3: Chicago Creative Coalition, social media marketing
-Apprentice Archivist; Japanese American Service Committee
-Judo Sensei; Nidan (2nd degree black-belt), certified national paralympic coach and multi-national junior champion
-Certified rescue and wreck diver
-Techno-Maven

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David's current work takes a look into the dark world of post-war Japan in his series “Occupied: the Art of War.” Using an amalgam of photographs he took while in Japan, family documents/photos, and publicly-available art, David creates digital landscapes of a country at war with itself for identity and deliverance.

2011's earthquake and tsunami has shifted David's recent focus to helping the relief effort in Japan by raising awareness and lifting spirits through children's artwork as well as his own: "Tsunami 2011".

"Apocalypto-Nouveau" dives into the trenches of war and returns with a glimpse of the future. Much of David's inspiration comes from the work of Alphonse Mucha, a turn-of century revolutionary artist from the Czech Republic where David's European family is from. Mucha and his contemporaries captured the spirit of the World at the brink of  oblivion: Enjoy yourself, it's later than you think…

Nikkei interests

  • community history
  • family stories
  • festival/matsuri
  • Japanese/Nikkei food

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