“I just make cups” is the only statement about my work I am really comfortable with. I hope my work can be a place for people to start conversations about unspeakable things. My wife calls my work “War Awareness Art”. My cups have been called memorials. I think most war memorials are failures at best and usually promote war as good and noble. Peace is the only adequate war memorial. I have made and given away 18,000 cups since 2001. Mostly to Veterans and their families or others who have been affected by war. In the face of all of the horror going on in the world making cups seems a very small and impotent gesture. I don’t know what else to do honestly and sincerely. I just make cups.