Through images of found and sometimes failed messages, I am searching for alternative means of communication. My work questions language and art discourse, which so often overwhelm the experience between artwork and viewer. My paintings point to the viewer’s responsibility to consider the role of language in images that reference speech or reading without ever fully reverting to it. A worm nearly struggles into a letterform. Objects sprawled in a pattern on the ground call to be read as stars or tea leaves, but remain obtuse. These messages continue to transform only with the willing participation of the viewer. The paintings call for interpretation through intuition rather than rhetoric.