The brilliant imagery of Christine Nguyen (1977, Mountain View/USA) resonates immediately and innately. It speaks to our curious inner child — one in complete wonder with the natural world. No knowledge of concepts or techniques are required to enjoy her work, though appreciation is deepened by delving into the ideas, processes, and stories behind it. Nguyen explores the parallels between the macro and micro worlds, envisions their intersection and integrates them seamlessly. She describes her work as an homage to nature rather than an attempt to replicate it. Her intrigue with the sea is traced back to growing up her father, who was a fisherman in coastal California. Nguyen received her master of fine arts degree from the University of California, and her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She currently resides in Los Angeles.