With direct reference to Marcel Broodthaers, "Can you hear her blacks crackle and drag?" is composed of 29 vacuum formed 'signs'. These were the things of Susan Robinson. They were the things surrounding her when she died, the things she left behind. They represent her life in Ohio nearly 500 miles from her son, her stillness, mementos, addictions; alcohol, pills, cigarettes, a notebook, a key to the island she’d built for herself, the sea within and without, objects that build a home from within in the way Broodthaers wrote about mussels. You build a home that grows out of you, but always with a painful awareness of the world outside.