Alan Cernak works in a variety of media, including paper sculpture, acrylic paint, pencil, and digital illustration, and enjoys working with local schools and youth groups to create large-scale art projects. After traveling to southern Japan in 2013 as an artist in residence at Studio KURA, Alan began working on his current series of Shrine Pictures, in which he strives to digitally recreate ancient Japanese shrine and temple artwork that has been damaged by weather and the passage of time.