In this work, I write cursive text onto non-absorbent paper 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. 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. By using black ink, the result of the mark making visually references x-ray, ultrasound or the readout from a seismometer. I'm interested in these representations of monitoring something internal and creating a visual representation of something hidden or unseen.