This painting is the 5th artwork of the Nimes Series. It may be classified as conventional symbolist work as it concerns the allegorical or dream-like rather than the Surrealist exploration of the unconscious. Again it is inspired by my travels to Nimes, and is a representation of a vision I experienced. The crash test figure is given an almost realistic form, sitting at a table at the youth hostel in Nimes. In this imagined scene, a drug lord sits at his own table, marked by a FBI ‘red flag’ (denoting a wanted individual). Tying in with this theme, Fox Mulder appears in the guise of the renaissance painter Poussin’s “Narcissus”. A black guard stands with his spear, staring into the distance. Above the head of the “crash test” dummy stands an innocent girl, in fact she is the character Miranda from the Australian film “Picnic at Hanging Rock”. The painting was inspired by a news story. The drug manufacturers, upper quadrant, are figures in reference to William Dobell’s painting, completed in New Guinea of “The Thatchers”, 1953.