Hill’s most ambitious project was photocopying Versailles. Yes, that Versailles. She wrote: “It occurred to me that it might be useful to copy something that could not be copied...something that obviously had to be brought to the copier in very small - and relatively flat pieces. I chose the Chateau of Versailles because I had often jokingly claimed that I would end by copying it and because it was near the rue de Varennes, where I lived.”
She copied gravel from a pathway, grass from the lawn, rubbings she made of graffiti and pieces of hardware. One of her pièces de résistance was an espaliered pear tree, the kind found in Louis XIV’s gardens. She copied the tree section by section, roots and live worms included, and pieced them together.