This unbound portfolio of 14 pages was sparked by a bit of marginalia seen in the now closed Museum of Letters and Manuscripts in Brussels. Magritte’s captured axe, sketched in the aftermath of a tree’s dismemberment, caustically considers scenarios between perpetrator and prey.

I look with some empathy on my own wood and page dependent process and relate to the difficult path of writers -where words might exact some menacing version of revenge at any time.