These two pieces are from a midwinter residency at Vermont Studio Center when I was essentially homeless and moved to a new place every few days to a few weeks. I lived out of my suitcase, and yearned to have the stability an grounding of a garden. I have always had gardens, with culinary herbs, medicinal herbs, annual and perennial flowers, vegetables of all sorts, fruit trees
– everything, and I was seriously grieving the loss of my growing and creating spaces.
The Lokta paper strips have the name of every garden plant I could think of. The first is an installation, with a studio view of the work in progress, photographed from the proverbial dark upward toward the light, and the second is crocheted cotton, handmade paper, inkjet printing, copper wire, beads, and paper embroidery floss sleeves.