This painting was inspired by Mark Haddon's novel, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime." The novel was used as the focus of a city-wide reading program. Artists were invited to create something associated with that event. As I remembered one of the main characters displayed symptoms of autism. I chose to make important items from the novel the focus of my painting; a closet and long hidden letters which revealed important elements to the story. It almost makes this a painting of secrets.