A slowly-growing series of paintings. Gericault's Raft of the Medusa became an obsession after I'd seen it in the Louvre. But it was the unseen space outside the frame that formed the idea for the painting. Another fixation was Rembrandt's self-portrait with two circles which hangs at Kenwood House. By the time he reached old age, Rembrandt's only surviving family member was his son, Titus, whom he painted often. But the son died before the father and I wanted to make a painting that marks time.