I'm not dead, am I?

The mixed media creations of Edwin Ushiro have a haunting, dreamlike quality even before you read the stories that are depicted in his artworks. Then you read the tales of mythical seaweed creatures, soul-capturing amphibians and empty-faced ghosts that are the conceptual basis for much of his work and they take on a whole new quality. He's like the M. Night Shyamalan of the art world (he even has one with a story about a child's communication with the dead). As eerie as the stories are, I'm even more haunted by the fact that Edwin seems to have the godlike ability to harness light. Use your powers for good, Edwin.

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