I first read the short stories by Yokio Mishima when I was very young and the story of the family maid who brought hot water for the formal weekly family bath has stayed with me. She was of least importance in the family so it was her turn last of all. In these moments her desire for the young son of the family manifested itself and I have tried to capture the subtle eroticism of that moment in this unashamedly narrative led painting. The fish are a reference to many Japanese works and are entirely symbolic.
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