Barrie Potter and I made this via text at 3AM one night when I was hiding in North Carolina. We were talking about that Degas painting, "Interior", and that other one "The Star". You'll notice in the background of Star what is obvious in Interior. The dark shoes belong to an abonee--a "subscriber"--a patron who paid to sleep with the dancers of the Paris Ballet. I've always wanted to make this revenge piece about the things you see through other people's eyes.