With these pieces I am inviting people to consider Cannabis as a flowering plant. I have found that combining the artistic methods of relief sculpture and still life rendering are the most effective for capturing the many layers of textures and colors the plant possesses. I am using these methods because they are familiar to everyone, and, in doing so, common ground is created. The combination of methods also creates a direct correlation to the many different connotations of Cannabis.
I am hoping that people will be able to look at my pieces as flowers. Perhaps, someone who has never seen a Cannabis plant can look at my work and appreciate its many layers of texture and color. It is my hope that with this appreciation will come a softer perception of Cannabis — a perception that helps everyone come to the understanding that this is a beautiful flower that helps many people, not a harmful drug that needs to be feared and controlled.