While researching Irish lace patterns in the summer of 2015, I became fascinated with the many ditches I encountered during my travels. Irish lace motifs are said to be the inspired by local plants. Ditches flatten these plants both creating a cross section of an ecosystem and making the plants they contain form strange, unnatural patterns. These ditches also reminded me of the biologically accurate flora in the forced perspective of medieval tapestries, minus the unicorns. Here, however, the beauty of the natural world was not meticulously arranged for a king or queen, but an accidental byproduct of the rearrangement of the natural landscape by these ditches.