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Garet painted a series of works in the 1980s which he says contained 'no natural elements¿ including the figures. They were statues, not people.' The shafts of light passing behind the figure suggest cinema or stage lighting, heightening the sense of artifice. Garet has stated that this style of painting reflects his homosexuality. He began using two canvases for his paintings simply to work on a larger scale. However, it enabled him to deliberately skew the image by misaligning the two sections. He described the title as merely 'a phrase I liked'.

August 2004