During my residency in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland, I investigated the local geology, plate tectonics and local marine biology. I explored the park, did a lot of writing, research and began a new body of work inspired by my experiences with the ecology and geology of the park. I did a lot of beachcombing in the communities, collecting objects and ocean detritus and creating embroidered handmade paper and pig intestine pieces. I became quite interested in the different methods people had of understanding and explaining geologic time, especially the ones that involved measuring it on our own bodies – like how the tectonic plates move at the same speed of the growth of our fingernails. The new body of work I began in Gros Morne National Park investigates decomposition, textures, surfaces and our understanding of geologic time. Living in the park for five weeks was a very raw and physical experience for me, and I felt constantly in touch with vibrant colours, textures, sensations, weather and the chaotic formations of the land. Thanks to Parks Canada and the Rooms Gallery for this amazing and inspiring experience.