With classmates from SAIC's summer program, I visited the house of an art collector who had passed some years ago. His house included wooden sculptures, paintings, furniture, masks and dolls from every time and place - it was entirely carnivalesque. I sketched as many things as I could and brought these back to paint on a roll of paper, including the striped patterns found on them. I cut these out and collaged them onto cardboard. The heads also represent the numerous skulls found in this eerie, once colorful and lively home.