I love the surfaces and colors of mosaic tiles and the way they can express the meticulous patterns I use in my paintings. Both mosaics and ceramics are also durable, which makes them a good choice for public art projects.

Many of these pieces are filled with improbable plants with distinctive personalities. Some are big and pushy; some are delicate and quiet; others are prickly. I like compositions that are complex enough to suggest something new each time you view the artwork.