In "Diario Secreto: Tres", a collection of squared vignettes make up an asymmetrical grid of black, brown and beige tones. The squares sometimes contain glimpses of figures, animals and landscapes that could be interweaved to tell a hidden narrative. This work was part of a series that reflected the artist's expression in the form of "secret diaries". In the following excerpt from the essay "Secret Identity: Five revelations from the diaries of Ras Ishi" (2009), Allison Thompson describes the series: "In the Diario Secreto works, uniformly sized images of diverse origins are organized in horizontal rows and illusionistically pinned to the surface of large white or black canvases by the ghostly negative impressions of nails embedded in the gritty paint surface. The images are arranged sometimes symmetrically around a central point, other times sporadically spaced and interspersed with blank pages or open spaces, reflecting those days the artist was uninspired or absent. Despite the borders at top and bottom or sides, the rows of pictures run off the canvas suggesting we are looking at the section of a wall, or a segment of a life whose scope we cannot measure."