A red felted rock sits on an open palm filling the composition. The fabric is painted with a background of purple and green and embroidered with seed stitch and an outline around the hand

embroidery and needle-felted wool on cotton painted with dyenaflow fabric paint, about 8x10 inches, 2021

This is part of a series exploring hands, senses, and the brain started in 2020. This piece was inspired by my frequent nature hikes, love for rock cairns, and desire to connect with the earth during a time when I was virtual teaching and in front of a screen 6 hours a day.