Exhibition at the Tamada Museum, Tokyo, 2010
In 2010 my work finally debuted in Tokyo, Japan. It had always been my dream to bring my work to this country. I had the honor to collaborate with many dynamic and wonderful people including Haruyoshi Kawai, who is famous for his large scale ineractive 3D animations of whales, and Katoe Sasamori, a killer whale researcher from Hokaido, Japan. The exhibition would not have been possible without the involvement of Kozue Tomomatsu who had previously worked closely with the late and highly regarded whale photographer Akinobu Mochizuki. The exhibition itself was greatly enhanced by over twenty volunteers comprised of students, business professionals, and retirees who worked tirelessly ensuring visitors had a rich and enjoyable experience.
As this was the first show of its kind in Japan, I wasn't sure what to expect. The responses we received were both positive and overwhelming both from the public and from the media. Each day we received anywhere from 300 to 750 visitors per day during this very brief ten day exhibit.