My first new painting of 2012. This one uses some of my recent typographical content devices. With Tongues, my idea was to show dead beliefs and languages. The idea of a lost tribe and long-forgotten gods is interesting to me, with people either in seclusion or wandering about with nothing. I also wanted to use the circle consciously since it functions on a few different levels with this image. I really liked how everything came out and I’ll probably have a couple more on this theme too.