This work takes two approaches to presenting the archival materials of the newspaper Le Temps from 1880: one mounting the paper with acrylic medium on canvas and then using a Plexiglas sheet to give the fabric rigidity, the other cutting and combing the book compiling the year’s papers into sculptures that draw upon the legacy of constructivist geometry and abstraction. Both pick up on the theme of using glass and plastic as a slide on which a specimen is mounted for inspection. At the same time, the use of fabric and indeterminate edges that break the typical rectilinear nature of the canvas inaugurates a theme that will be repeated in later work. The result is a somewhat enigmatic artwork that on one hand holds a certain formal beauty through the compositions, color, and texture of the artwork while also pointing to a deeper meaning that, in may ways, remains wrapped, hidden, buried in paint, or un-translated. Hopefully, this tension between formality and meaning imbues the work a certain energy that drives a desire in the receiver to know more.