Welcome to bugsea.love!
I'm grateful that you made your way here.
Please explore the strange, beautiful, and sometimes neurotic innerworkings of my brain.
kellie kawhara-niimi (bugsea)
I am a Seattle-based artist who creates with ink, watercolor, acrylic and mixed-media papercuts. Originally from Hawaii, my work is inspired by nature’s patterns. I find incredible comfort in creating intricate, delicate and sometimes complicated pieces, as I makes futile attempts to control the world around me. My detailed and intricate work, with touches of snark or whimsy, gives me glimpses of beauty, levity and control while managing the expected and unexpected chaos of the world around me.
My more recent works have been moving towards using line to express emotion, fluidity and consciousness. I want to explore what it means to be both staunchly solid and yet actively dynamic in the same moment.