I was born and raised in Hong Kong till I was a young adult, and my focus at school was in the sciences. A chance event led to my becoming a part time assistant to the sculptor Cheung Yee in wood and stone while in high school, which had changed my focus, and eventually led to my moving to Rome Italy to study in the Art Academy of Rome in the western classical tradition.
I lived, worked, and taught in Italy and Ireland for some years, during which a fellowship brought me to the US in the early nineties, and on my second visit, I was offered a teaching job. I became a citizen and made my home here, first in San Francisco, and for a long while now in Berkeley.
I quitted teaching all together around the year 2000 when public art had demanded my full time commitment and have been since doing site-specific artworks which has always been my focus ever since my last year at the Rome Academy.