Three layers of linen hand quilted with stem stitch embroidery and densely packed running stitches. Huge jagged leaves tumble all around, the spaces between them filled with obsessive stitching. There are just so many things to worry about.
The tumbling giant leaves refer to the overwhelming immensity of the environmental problems we face today. They refer to the frightening impenetrability of the forest, lakes, rivers, and mountains that faced the pioneers. They refer to Canada itself, a place where leaves change colour and fall from the trees in the autumn and where snow falls from the sky in the winter.