This painting began a series of classroom themed paintings. I think this one was originally conceived as a triptych, although after it was painted, I couldn't come up with a good reason to continue with the triptych idea. I moved on to other paintings. I did complete a central (larger) panel, which featured a bunch of kids at desks sleeping, dead or passed-out. there was an American flag which was based on the reversed flag painting by Jasper Johns. I am not sure where that painting is, but it isn't consistent with this one. I think I removed it from the strainers and began another painting.