Finding Home, completed in late 2012, is a work about recovery from trauma. I have
frequently used representations of maps, landscape and lichens in my
embroidery. I wanted to use lichens in
this work because they are often the first life form to colonize the
landscape. They create the foundation
upon which other organisms will flourish.
The lichens seemed a powerful symbol of regrowth in an environment seemingly
scoured of life, but where the smallest of wind-born spores can regain a