Plumb series paintings start with a poem or several poems from particular poet. I alter the shape of the words in the poem, working letter by letter and use the letters as a kind of readymade element. Poetry might be the highest medium humans have come up with. It is language itself, which is a miraculous medium which makes everything else we've ever done possible.
A plumb line is a long string with a pointed weight attached to one end. It is used to determine the true vertical path of something with respect to any uneven surface, hanging the weight will point the line to the center of the Earth because gravity points everything to the center of the Earth. Its a very old device still commonly used by architects and engineers. This simple devise isolates gravity into a vertical line in relationship to uneven Earth and with it you have the entire history of almost everything ever built.
The idea of finding one's place in the world, a level place in an uneven universe is best expressed with poetry.