“All art is about a certain kind of love.” The work is a study in perception. Has one ever really perceived a tree? What are the forces for change? What is the breakdown occurring in nature or within the web of life? What is a case for metaphor with the skin of the tree and ours? An observer from China dubbed the series “tree skin.” These pieces are wheel thrown or extruded, incised, and altered by adding, subtracting and carving. Fired to mid range cone 6, a variety of glazes are employed in conjunction with a terra sigillata exterior surface.