Ken, 1982
Digital Collage, 12 x 15, 2013

During weekends and summer break,
Ken hung out in my school's art studios
and practiced Tai Chi

 

He seemed to live on green tea and canned mackerel
and painted Chinese characters with brush and water
on a plate of glass

 

He told me that he wasn't advanced enough
to use ink and paper

 

Summer 1982, Berkeley, CA