A plumb line is an ancient device still in common use today consisting of a long string with a pointed weight attached to one end, used to level the uneven surface of the Earth. It shows the true vertical path of something because of gravity and wherever you are the weight will always point the line to the center of the Earth. With this simple tool you have a connection to the entire history of almost everything ever built. But to me its a symbol for finding one's place over and over again in a wild and uneven world.
Plumb paintings start with a poem or several poems from poets I admire. I alter the shape of the words in the poem, working letter by letter and use the letters as a kind of readymade element albeit ones with emotional weight. Poetry might be the highest art form humans have, as language itself is a miraculous set of sounds and symbols which make everything else we've ever done possible.