In 2013 I was contracted by The Lake WA School District to create artwork for an exterior wall at John Muir School in Redmond, WA. As with all the public projects I’ve designed, the fabrication process begins with drawing and printing in my studio. My finished design is then translated into durable materials through a process of collaboration with fabricators. In this case I worked closely with Dave Berfield at his Porcelain Company shop on Bainbridge Island, WA. The imagery is an array of native plants that I found growing on the school grounds; plants which I thought were particularly appealing to kids – skunk cabbage for its giant size and giant stink, honey suckle for the treat of a taste of honey, and the arbutus for it’s human like limbs.