"First Fruits" (the piece on top) was created when I was 16. It was confiscated by my mother so I would not sell it, which I am kinda pleased about now. I took the pic with my cell phone. Over the past few months while playing with acrylics, like "Juicy Thoughts" (above) I have been placing birds in table settings with questions crossing my mind like would someone even want a bird at their table? Yet I want, to the point I can say, I need the birds to be in these pieces. Now here at my parent's house I looked at "First Fruits" and thought Oh MY what do you know I'd already done that! And I continue to repeat themes and symbols in my work. These symbols speak for me in a visual language.