This work is a translation into Morse Code of a poem written by Newfoundlander Missy Martin about her hometown of Burgeo. I moved to Newfoundland shortly after the death of my father, and one of my mourning rituals was spending hours on the beach collecting round sea-worn quartz stones. During the Second World War my father was a radio operator for the Merchant Marine, and when I was young, he would translate the Morse Code we heard on the radio late at night from ships out at sea.

Collection of the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery