What you are seing in this image is not a pencil drawing.
The lines you see are Shadows of the drawings.
My medium of choice is a mixture of drawing and carving. Using a dremel and a router I carve lines by my own hand into 84” x 60” x ½” plexiglass sheets. The lines are virtually invisible in the plexiglass itself. They only become revealed when the light hits them and casts their shadow upon the wall behind them. As such, the drawings that become visible are in actuality only memories of the carved lines that have traveled from the surface of the plexiglass to the wall by the light that illuminates the artwork: just as the images are only memories as I have chosen to see them.
As an artist my work has always been informed by my years living and growing up in Japan. The millennia-long traditions that have vested their traditional culture with respect for the spirit of the artist’s hand in has played a tremendous role in my views of how artwork should be crafted, not produced. The artist should be more Shaman and less CEO. My work has also been informed by the kidnapping and disappearance of my 4 year old son in 1990 and is one reason why I draw in voids and shadows.