One of the similarities between painting and fiction is that they are both windows into other possible universes. I have been translating some of my favourite fiction into systems of colour to see how those universes might appear. No matter how much I regulate the form the painting is to take, the finished work is never quite how I expect it to look. So I keep on looking. It has been difficult to decide what stories to use, so I’ve chosen a few different kinds: the chapter titles to James Joyce’s Ulysses as they appear on my ipod, some Dr Seuss, some translated poetry by Sappho, some spam email text.