Lisp, 1968, draws together many of the artist's concerns from a particularly fertile period in his career. It exemplifies Ruscha's career-long interest
in words not only for the images they conjure and the meanings they suggest, but also as representational imagery and subject matter. What appears to be a
whitish paper ribbon casts its shadow against a background subtly gradated from light browns to pale greens. Gracefully twisting and folding against this ground,
the ribbon spells the one word of the painting's title in cursive script.