Monk wrote this statement about the Secret Identity Paintings:
My recent paintings of objects in bags initially arose from an interest in scale and representation; despite being depicted exactly life size, the subjects themselves present a dislocation of scale characteristic of toys and models, ranging from enlarged insects to radically miniaturised dinosaurs. The paintings themselves are on a domestic scale; they represent illusory objects on a fictional wall and are designed to inhabit a real wall in a domestic environment.
With the availability of the prints, domestic superhero decor is now affordable! If only Monk illustrated kaiju, Mark Nagata, could open some of his Ultraman bags!