"Message to the Carrier" was a series of graphic ink-on-parer drawings evoking corrupted forms of technical and corporate modernity. They emerge from a fascination with semiotics and critical readings of the art object. The art object is depicted here as a reflexive carrier for a cultural message that unfolds through initiation and infidel replication. The desire for philosophic illumination is closely shadowed by the noir pleasures of failed dialectic and the possibility of dead-ending. This devolution and encoding of references suggest a play where the viewer is invited to construct their own pathways through an estranged field of signs.