“The actual image is a scene from Sergei Eisenstein's movie The Battleship Potemkin. It depicts a peasant woman getting shot through the eye. I painted it in March of 2009, a year after the Bear Stearns explosion and more or less right in the middle of the worst of the financial times."
"I was looking for an image to represent the average American. Getting shot through the eye was metaphorically appropriate, I thought. And I liked that it was a woman.” – Geoffrey Raymond