During a Canada Council residency in Paris, I visited the Pyramid of Shoes, an annual protest against land mines, which inspired me to knit replicas of antipersonnel land mines. Knitting is closely associated with caring for the body – it was originally used to make undergarments (the origin of the sweater). Bandages for soldiers were once hand-knitted, and women still knit for soldiers, prisoners, and the homeless. Knitting represents recuperation, protection, and healing. In this work I use these associations to contradict the abuse of power through violence.