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When I was younger, my grandma took me to Korean spas, or saunas once a month. After soaking in the hot tub, my skin would become wrinkly, just like my grandma’s. Therefore, In the Hot Tub conveys my fear of growing old. I used acrylic on canvas because of the bright and opaque color; I wanted to convey a sense of fantasy. The bold contrast of blue and orange further this sense. The character on the right represents youth: a child with flushed cheeks, colorful hair, and taut skin. The character on the left represents aging: a grotesque mound of flesh with wrinkles and dull skin. Mosquitoes float around the character on the left as if they are a part of the character itself. The old constantly search for relief the same way mosquitoes hunt for blood.