During a Canada Council residency in Paris, I visited an annual protest against land mines, “The Pyramid of Shoes” which inspired me to knit replicas of antipersonnel land mines in various shades of pink wool. There is a close association of knitting with caring for the body. Bandages for soldiers were once hand-knitted, and women still knit socks for soldiers overseas, and for the homeless. Thus knitting functions as a metaphor for recuperation, protection, and healing. In antipersonnel, I use these associations to contradict the abuse of power and the use of violence, by transforming a destructive object into one that can do no harm. The process of mass-production is replaced by the slow work of hand-knitting, and through this I hope to re-focus attention on the value of small personal gestures that can accumulate into a declaration of caring and hope.