"I've always admired The Atlantic Monthly for its literary content, so I was excited when I got this job. The story by Elizabeth Stuckey-French was very interesting and well-written, concerning the accidental death of a little boy in a bathtub and its subsequent impact on his family. I wanted to show the family tied together by the tragedy of his death. As I didn't want to show anything that remotely resembled a dead body, I chose to show a bit of the bathtub and some items that might explain the cause of his death, which was by electrocution. He was at the time fascinated by a book about a famous magician who could pass high electrical currents through his body without any side effects, hence the title of the story 'Electric Wizard.'" 24 x 14.