Poppies came to me in a dream late in 2014. After creating the first one, I realized that I would soon be creating many more. I treat the poppies like a 3D canvas, painting on 5 layers of underglazes to reach the rich, deep tones that you see. The centers of my poppies are surrounded by tendrils similar to a sea urchin or anemone. The centers of the white poppies, are also burnished and smoke fired.