Overlooking the Dead Sea in Israel, I photographed the Shma graffitied on a cavernous rock formation. Widely considered the most important prayer in Judaism, the Shma highlights the fundamental relationship that listening and presence have to language. Shma, the Hebrew word for Hear, is the starting point for my hand-drawn graffiti applied to the surface of the photographic print. The drawing combines topographical maps (including Israel), anatomy and MRI imagery (especially of the ear), and language. The words for hear and here featured in ten different languages function as essential building blocks for growth in the body/landscape composite.