Hair relieves stress. I started this portrait of Syd Barrett in the fall of 2002 when my father entered the hospital and subsequently, a coma. My favorite thing to embroider is hair, and Syd was a perfect subject. There's no mapping it out, I just make it up as I go along. Zone out, stitch and see if dad wakes up (he did, three weeks later). Click Syd for a closeup.