Initially my focus of my tapestry work was upon the colors and shapes needed to create a well-designed piece. An evolution occurred as my depictions of houses began to display my concerns about the economy, social issues and environmental changes. The tapestries now show cracked facades referencing both possible damage from earthquakes and inner turmoil. My own home in the Ozarks, a place my husband and I built one board at a time, represents security. Even here the consequences of altering the earth’s processes are felt. The ongoing dialogue about this transformation and my response to it made me realize that I want my houses to spark a conversation about environmental threats and sustainable practices.