I painted this a few years ago - it was my first attempt at a watercolour and I was quite pleased with the results so I used it as a non-sequitur gag cartoon for the Listener. I then decided to squeeze a little more mileage from it so I wrote a disturbing comedy television pilot called 'Barry' based on this single image (with the intent of having a crack at directing real living characters as opposed to those of the animated variety). Incidentally, I cast the model of the painting as one of the leading men. 'Barry' went to air in 2005 and was promptly rejected for any further funding for a series. And then I went home.