The Newfoundland inshore cod fishery had been closed down in 1992, with a moritorium to meet the failing stocks of groundfish in the oldest and historically most abundant fishery of North America. When invited to undertake a residency in farming country, Hall returned to and renewed her preoccupations with fishing. Seeing parallels between fishers and farmers, between sewing and sowing, and moved by the metaphor of sustenance represented by "the bread and the fishes", she went "fishing for meaning" in the west.
Sponsored by The Southern Alberta Art Gallery(SAAG) under the Directorship of Joan Stebbins, hosted by Ike and Diana Lanier on their farm south of Lethbridge, and assisted and supported by countless members of the local farming and artistic community, Re-Seeding the Dream became...
"A community-based project that seeks to explore the rituals of renewal, our relationship with "harvestable" resources of nature, and human involvement in hunting and husbandry... simultaneously allud(ing) to farming and fishing and the domestic labour of women directly and indirectly involved in both." (John K. Grande, Canada's Natural Landscape:An All-Consuming Public Art, in Public Art Review, Vol.10,No.2,Issue 20-Spr.Sum 99).