The vacuum cleaner in this painting came with my studio and was previously involved in a suicide. It was such an odd thing knowing this. It was the equivalent of the genie's bottle. A ghost's vacuum. I attach myself to objects and imbue them with character. The red ashtray was one of these. The Indian on the wall was part of my genocide series. I have always enjoyed this painting. It has a "lightness" of appearance but a very"dark" back story.