"A Dance for Japan, personal work. My mini long-haired dachshund's favorite toy is a bear, which is the same size as he. When artist, Aya Kakeda invited me to participate in a group show to raise money for earthquake-stricken Japan, the idea of creating an uplifting image came to mind. I imagined Fritzie with his toy coming to life. This is actually more of a narrative image than one would suspect."