I was friends with Mull when we were students at RISD. He was miles ahead of most of us. He was a fine musician…played guitar and was oh so funny. He made a few albums, starred on several TV series and never stopped painting. The work here refers to the past…my childhood…and leaves the viewer feeling anxious. I think it’s the combination of the passive, 50s image juxtaposed with some sort of threatening, disconcerting one.