Oftentimes, I find myself awash in text, punctuation marks, prepositions, adverbs, adjectives, nouns, and verbs as I investigate the interaction, the dependency, the clash and the collaboration between women and their language. I examine facets of language and linguistic codes---the structures, order, symmetry, rules---with a keen awareness of the literal, the vocal, and the articulation of words, the limitations of words, and the necessity of language.  My work is as much about the murmur and the whisper as it is about the yell and the shout. I have realized that the merger of word and image through spontaneous improvisational application of paint results in a visual energy that both conceals and reveals the literary agent---the voice---lurking either on or just under the surface, something I’ve worked hard for a very long time to find.