about

author of shrine kitchen at Tainan Green Tunnel

Hi, I’m Kyle, the creative behind this website! Here you will find something of a portfolio of my various creative expressions. Shrine Kitchen is a way for me to magnify my creativity, passion, and inspiration. I hope I can use art to invite others to live more healthily, mindfully, and joyfully.

author of shrine kitchen at Taroko Gorge

As a child in sunny southern California, I loved reading and I loved creating. I loved how the stories I read could transport me to beautiful places and make me feel and imagine. Eventually, I decided it was time for me to make my own story, find my own inspiration. Passion for the arts led me to study graphic design in college, but an impulsive trip to Taiwan motivated me to change majors and focus on international studies, thus opening doors to language study, travel, and other sources of inspiration.

After graduating, I found myself back in Taiwan—a paradise of inspiration. The beautiful island always has something new to discover. Exploring the diverse landscapes and evolving culture continues to inspire me, and I hope I can in turn share my inspiration.

author of shrine kitchen at Wai'ao Beach

Some of my favorite things are cooking, gardening, gathering wild edibles, hiking, climbing up rivers, finding wild waterfalls, watching sunsets and sunrises, meditating, practicing yoga, drawing, making music, and writing.

I have experience designing logos and graphics, creating illustrations, teaching English as a second language, editing and proofreading, making music, writing poetry and prose, and doing some photography and basic web design. I love all things beautiful, enjoy being creative, and am always looking for new projects!

Contact me at service@shrinekitchen.com