Cahill's works on paper culminate at the intersection of line and the events occurring in her life, often personal, sometimes political or social. She works very rapidly, in a stream of consciousness fashion, allowing the work to emerge as the materials and line speak to her and she respond to each decision, one after the other. Cahill often rejects aspects of the painting by painting over them or gluing patches of paper on to the areas that she deems unworthy. Sometimes, cut outs from other artworks become the perfect, collaged patch. After a long series of quick decisions and revisions, the painting reveals itself as something that has been on Cahill's mind, and maybe even your’s, during the preceding hours and days.