I had just finished listening to Simon Winchester’s audio book on Krakatoa. Before detonating itself into oblivion and killing over 36,000 people in the ensuing tsunami’s, Krakatoa was an island paradise in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I needed to do a drawing so I began with a smooth piece of cloth. Embroidery to me is like drawing but onto cloth instead of paper. During the course of the embroidery, the addition of circles pushed the cloth up and out, like little volcanoes.