On my daily walks during the early days of the pandemic I would draw the new makeshift gardens in my neighborhood and collect seeds. For a lot of people sheltering in place, gardening became a leisure time activity and coping mechanism. While many of my neighbors weren’t in contact with one another, they were connected through this new found hobby and the pollinators traveling between our gardens. This piece depicts my local ecosystem where reciprocity is present, even if it is not noticed at first glance.

At the time when I was making this piece I could not access a print-studio. The imagery was photocopied, cut and bound by hand. Each of the packets were filled with seeds and laser cut paper bugs. It is my hope that this piece can be used to create new gardens and continue to grow after it has been exhibited.