The next piece is called Chestnuts and Acorns. Most of my designs are based on nature that I see around me. When I walk outside, even in Portland, I pay attention to all the forms, species, and stages of the plants around me. I’m drawn to, even obsessed with abundance. A tree that is full of chestnuts or acorns draws me in with curiosity. For that reason I wanted to create a plate that is an assemblage of different leaves, nuts and bugs. In this design I separated each element with a different color, but stuck to an earthy brown and green palette.