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