I’m always amazed that most people (Americans) have no idea who this guy is or anything about his treatments. After proving his treatments work, the establishment still tries to shut him down to this day.
It seems like San Francisco has really embraced your Koi Fish stencils, I’ve seen them all over the city. What’s the story behind those? Why do you think they have become so popular?
I spent 3 months in china studying ancient and contemporary art. I also have a large birth mark on my forehead. These two things lead to the image of the koi fish as possibly a symbol of me. Then when I moved to San Francisco I realized they are the colors of the Giants. I think they have became so popular because one there on the sidewalk. It’s technically no one’s personal property and belongs to the city. But the fact that they seem to have little to no direct statement behind them but a beautiful image to look at is what I feel has made them as popular as they are today. They have been able to cross boundaries unlike so many other things in the world. In San Francisco they have been able to reach the young, the old, the rich, the poor, the educated and the uneducated. You could find yourself sitting at a bus stop with someone of a different race, age, gender, and social class and yet be able to have a conversation about the koi fish as the likely hood of the other person seeing them is pretty high. Advertisement company’s wish their images could do that.