In 2004 Tari Kerss worked on a series of scrolls. The imagery was recorded from her dreams, then silk-screened or painted onto silk. Traditional Japanese scrolls consist of an image painted on silk which is mounted onto paper. Tari's scrolls are long linear silk hangings, double-sided and thus viewed three dimensionally. They consist of a central area of imagery, layered over with resist dyed shibori fabrics on the back and sides. She used long running stitches to produce a line which reminded her of drawing and served to bind together the layers of fabric.
The initial inspiration for the scrolls came from a dream she recalled. In the remembered dream she traveled through a most beautiful landscape of red hills and turquoise waves to a very simple but ornate building, much like the Japanese shrines that she had visited as a child in Japan. Here she was greeted by a woman who presented her with a scroll. In pursuing this dream image the personal version of the dream scroll appeared in her work.