i could spend hours staring at these works by leslie shows, trying to figure out what types of media are making up each layer. my mind jumps back and forth from abstraction to a sense of reality where for a moment, i am almost certain that i'm looking at some sort of tropical beach scene or geological rock formation. i enjoy this video on youtube, where shows describes an installation piece - wall works. i think her thoughts regarding language and colour are fascinating. both can suddenly jump from being itself, to being a signifier, and having a whole variety of meanings applied to it by humankind.