“'Raider's of Their Host's Riches.'I was looking at a lot of Victorian ephemera that Carol Devine-Carson at Knopf had turned me on to when I made this painting. The English had mass produced these ‘scraps’ or stamped embossed reliefs, for the purpose of collecting and arranging in albums. I liked how the borders of these die-cut lithographs were so abrupt and contained the image in a very controlled, almost clinical way. I thought the scraps had a kind of medicinal presentation or feel about them, and being a product of the Industrial Revolution, they straddled the divide between technology and wonder. All of this seemed to fit with a story exploring how to treat an odd-behaving virus that turned a cell's own structural components against itself."