Birthday asks a question long held by the artist: are we born innocently, or are we born with the nature to mask ourselves? According to many sociological and psychological studies, children are the most talented actors and actresses. we learned “faking” at a very early age, manipulating the grownups to suit our favor. Even if we did not behave in response to malicious intention, it still proved that perhaps human nature had a tendency towards deception as a form of self-protection.
The original painting was done with Chinese Sumi Ink on 9x12 inch watercolor paper. Original still available for purchase.