In this and in three other triptychs, I painted images from a dream as if they were still photos from a film and shown out of sequence, but still suggesting an underlying unity. In this case, the dilapidated house, the female figure and the jacket and suitcase are the unifying elements.
After many years of painting landscapes and city scenes, curiosity drew me towards the vivid images of my dreams. I was aware of the works of Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Dalí and Paul Delveaux, but only gradually realized that the images that arose in my own sleep were just as worthy of being painted as the scenes I observed during my waking hours. They are formidable challenges to paint, and if I were confined to painting either the waking or sleeping aspects of life, I would paint dreams.