The Translation Paintings focus attention on the nature of communication. Each painting is comprised of two panels. Each panels displays a sequence of colored stripes with each colored stripe representing an appropriate letter from the alphabet. A = Aquamarine, B = Blue, C = Crimson, D = Dove gray, etc. The upper panel is a phrase in (translated) English, and the lower panel is the same phrase in the original French. The texts are from works by Jean Genet. The juncture/disjuncture of the colored arrangements point to the chasm inherent in inter-subjective exchange.