In this work I write cursive text on a smooth surface with ink and then use a squeegee to destroy the marks I have created. The ink spreads across surface into a new composition. The resulting marks are the remnant of a written word, but the meaning has been confused and hidden. I am exploring a visual representation of thought while contemplating the limits of words as signifiers. Overall, my work is based on explorations of autobiography, family history, my genetic heritage, and memory. I've created systems within which I operate to represent these different concepts and specific histories or memories. In the current work I have focused on hidden text as a representation of memory, the abilities and limitations of the mind and the simultaneous power and shortcomings of language.