As a nomad during the formative years of my life, and later as an immigrant, a sense of cultural loss, and the search for a place to call home have been preoccupations that have persistently emerged in my work. In Noticing, I contemplated my interior landscape during a six-month period of a one-year experiment in Cape Breton, NS. Through stitching and daily practice I sat with my bubbling emotions and my immense sense of isolation, and attempted to build resilience. As I sat and stitched, I looked back longingly at sunny memories, planned for things to happen, contemplated the meaning of home and belonging, and forcefully invited noticing in an effort to connect with place. Ultimately, this journey brought me back to the city, where questions of belonging persist and connections are fleeting and evanescent.
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