Henry Mundy saw his painting
as entirely non-figurative
and offered purely formal interpretations of it, arguing that, 'I only want to get the right intervals between the shapes in a way that satisfies me'. However others have seen his works as alluding to both still life
perhaps because, as the critic David Sylvester remarked, they 'relate to visual experience, to seeing in a space which is all around one, to seeing as one moves about in space'. Mundy gave titles to his works after they were finished as a way of differentiating one picture from another. The two earlier paintings that share this title were destroyed by the artist.