41 x 61cm
16" x 24", acrylic, 1988

My earliest and most vivid childhood memories of waterlilies goes back to the time when the entire family used to go to my uncle's summer house by the lake. Back then, I thought waterlilies were strange and scary plants. Like in a bad horror movie, I was always afraid of getting tangled in them. I would imagine myself being pulled down by these plants to the bottom of the lake and no one would hear me scream for help. On a lighter note, if you look closely at the center of the painting, you can see the head of a frog popping out of the water.

Note: This painting was originally exhibited in conjunction with a rotating object in an art gallery. You can relive this unique event by clicking on the "Freaky Room" in the table of contents.