American on the Inside, Oriental on the Outside and/or Vice Versa, 2020–21; oil on linen; 60 x 86 in.; courtesy of the artist.
It is being somewhat like a well.
When you drop a well bucket
You will find restlessness deep in the well
That she is herself
Is more difficult than water is water
Just as it’s difficult for water to go beyond water
She and I are linked in mutual love
Who once betrayed each other
Two mirrors who reflected each other
When I escape from her, I incessantly am forced to be her and when I confront her
Instead, I become him . . .