When we “put down roots” we’re investing in a place and the ecosystems found there, both natural and human-made. Our homes become the base from which we interact with friends and neighbors. They literally house our memories and are imbued with our hopes and dreams. The imagery of a rooted house becomes a metaphor for how we interact, live and grow. The intertwined nature of our lives is an intricate network that is often invisible, but its strength creates the very fabric of a community. The simple but iconic house-shape conjures up the complex lives that take place within these abodes. Combining these structures with the abstracted, organic growth of roots, leaves, seeds and pollen conveys similar types of connections.