David Nakabayashi has a complex heritage, with connections to Japan, Hawaii, North America and Europe. It has let him build a romantic view of family, and be a part of many different families. While he has adapted aspects of all those cultures into his own life. He feels that ultimately he belongs completely to none of them. Thus, his life as an artist has been one of wandering, finding family that I know and adapting to new ones wherever he might meet them.