“Floating Realities” explores globalization

Goliath snakes and pale ghosts fill the space of Masami Teraoka’s watercolor painting “Makiki Heights Disaster” in his “Study for AIDS” series.

Using snakes as a symbol of fear and taking inspiration from the flood that hit close to home, Teraoka was able to depict the effect AIDS was producing in 1980s culture in this 1987 painting.

Teraoka’s art is displayed in the CSUF Begovich GalleryFloating Realities.” Teraoka took inspiration from the Japanese wood block art called

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