This series of paintings now hangs in the west lobby of Lynn Hall, home of the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine.
The title, "The Joy of Growth" comes from a quote by Mitsugi Saotome:
"If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life; it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth."