when we moved into our house last fall our backyard garden was a wild mess of dead leaves and plants, overgrown herbs, and wilted hostas. we had no idea what was or would be growing back there. over the weekend, green sprouts began to make their way out of the ground. when they start to grow and bloom, each new plant will be a surprise. frances pelzman liscio believes that in the plant world "there is always more to see. no matter how closely you look, it seems there is always another dimension waiting to reveal its miracles to you." she creates her beautiful botanical collages and reliquaries from dry and fresh blooms, some have already started to soften and wilt, showing each plant at a different stage in their life.