This etching is part of a portfolio of five inspired by the short story, also called ‘Greenleaf’, by the American writer Flannery O’Connor. Woodrow however, is not simply illustrating the text. In each print he responds to images or words in the story that attracted his attention and seemed to him to be the key elements. The story concerns an old woman, Mrs May, who is tormented by a scrub bull belonging to her neighbours - it eats her crops, keeps her awake and eventually kills her. This image is the second etching in the series and features the bull peering through Venetian blinds into Mrs May’s bedroom window.