Full of mystery and magic, I was looking at paintings that dealt with dreams like The Nightmare by Henri Fuseli, when researching this painting. There is a feeling of a figure or spirit in the top left window who is luminous enough to make the blinds look transparent. It’s as if she is watching over her little sprite like extensions as they explore the reclining woman. Riffing on Kiss Me I'm Irish T-shirts, I wanted to play with issues of identity and gender in a humorous way. Perhaps the woman was searching for a date on Tinder and couldn't find one? Perhaps she made a date and didn't realise it was with a fairy queen? In any case, it is an intriguingly beautiful unconscious encounter.
This piece has a wonderful rich texture and is on thick cotton rag watercolour paper with frayed edges. The iridescent pigments and glitter used in the piece, sparkle and glow with changing light.