My work usually focuses on social issues. The work is heavy with content that is disturbing and controversial. Making my socially charged work can be taxing. Theses bud images are my relief. They are peaceful studies of nature/form and one’s tactile/visual response to nature. They are meant to provide contemplative solace to the viewer as they do for the maker. The pieces are ceramic clay painted with oil paint. They range in size and are made to be wall hanging or free standing. They are made spontaneously or in response to a commission. They are a joy to make and a joy to behold.