The Ceaseless Horizon, Text paintings, 2005-2012
These paintings start with two or three pages of text transcribed to the canvas. The texts chosen have varied from navigation text books to Georgia law books, from accounts of ship wrecks to letters and emails, from imaginative works by my collaborator Mary Jo Marchnight, to pages from Marx's 'Capital'. Words are highlighted or obliterated to create a new text and images added. There is often a horizon line and the pages of text are cut so that the words exit the right of the painting and enter the left. This also applies to the images hence the title 'Ceaseless Horizon' and the reading occurs in an endlessly repeated cycle.