Much of the current work, The Struggle Series, is concerned with the two elemental conflicts that affect humankind. One struggle is between Western Civilization and the forces of nihilism and anarchy; the other is environmental destruction vs. the reaction of the wounded earth. Clearly man-made objects such as machines, buildings, or finely-crafted abstract structures represent mankind and its works. Alien plant forms stand in for reactionary forces in some pieces, or for the debased environment in others. The viewer's identification is with one or the other, whether personal or political. The two contrasting forms interact, either battling one-another to a draw or one begins to dominate the other. I find the ambiguity of the work intriguing, inasmuch as it forces the viewer to take sides.