The definition of Ekphrasis is the verbal representation of something visual. The relationship between text and image has always interested me, after many years of exploring this I became fascinated in Ekphrasis and incorporating linguistics into my work. Having dyslexia and struggling to read, it often surprises people how my work revolves around text but it is the failure in text, the breakdown in communication that really inspires me. I construct events in which participants are given instructions on how to create their drawing, often the results look nothing like the desired outcome, they look unrecognisable and compared to other participants it is clear some directions are perceived differently. It is this, the failure in communication that my work aims to portray.