The structure of the pieces in this series comes from the Renaissance predella tradition. A solitary figure – usually Christ, Mary or a saint – was shown in the main panel. In a narrow panel beneath were scenes from the life of the character above.
Another dimension to the series comes from the use of references to art history in the poses of some of the figures in the main panels.
Substituting modern, urban characters for the saints and submerged desires for the scenes, and combining religious tradition, art historical understandings, and our urban world, Taylor-Johnson attempts to liberate us from the narrow constrictions of modern life.