I’ve been painting this in my mind since I saw it in Paris a week or so ago. This woman and her rabbit were on a bridge on the Ile Saint- Louise in Paris. As soon as I saw them, I saw the painting I wanted to make; two forms joined in the great dark that was her skirts, minimal colour, just the large shapes to tell the story. The rabbit’s leash is some kind of joining piece and seemed like a life line too, for both of them. This is the first sketch.