When I packed up Canadian Pioneer to ship to Quilts=Art=Quilts in Auburn, New York, I noticed something.
Those wool bundles that I had folded, tied onto the surface and then felted seem to resemble a bush of trees. They make me think of the huge thick forests in Canada that seem to act as barriers to human interaction with the land.
Trees protect the land, Maybe they hug it.
One of the jurors, Kathleen Loomis has written about this piece here. She explains why it was given a first prize. Further information about Canadian Pioneer is here in my New Work gallery.