'Wait for Dial Tone' is a collection of artwork by contemporary American artist, Margaret Withers. The first part of this collection are abstract landscape paintings that explore the subject of home and communication, Wither's states that she likes to use the house as a symbol in her paintings because their simplicity obscures the complex and uniquely personal relationship that each viewer has to an idea of ‘home’. The telephone poles are a universal and quickly fading icon of communication that symbolize emotional connection, formality, privacy, disconnection and alienation.
The second part of this collection is from her new digital project where she has updated each US State motto and seal. In this project she has transliterated each US state motto into the state's top five languages and then back into English via Google translate and for the seal she has taken a snapshot of each state in Google earth by using the flight simulator and a time layered satellite image, which are then manipulated via Paint.