California painter 's abstract and expressive paintings evoke the mystery of life and death. His textured metallic backgrounds weave the simple and complex, the mundane and mysterious. His works unify primitive and childlike spontaneity with classic principles of design.
"The joy of painting for me lies in exploring and awakening the spiritual connection between the infinite and the present moment. This involves a search for meaning through shape, color, and space. I want my paintings and abstracts to
expresses the unfathomable mystery of life. "
Tai has painted for twenty-five years. The strongest influences on his art have been
Zen meditation, art brut, folk art, Motherwell, Avery, and Dubuffet.