In the decades I have been working in clay I have often thought about the days as a boy when I saw the rusted remnants of old cars, barbed ware and old machinery throw in gullys to help slow erosion from farm fields. As boys we knew these dump sites as places where wild animals used our refuse for shelter and as a hunting ground. I was aware even then of the contrast between nature and the rusted remnants of human activity. I have created many works over the years drawn from nature and have thought about this contrast as a theme that I might develop for the shows or exhibits I may participate in during NCECA at Platteville, Mineral Point, Madison and Milwaukee. The preceeding images are the a sample of what I have started to produce. I assume that there will be more that 16.