I painted this when I was only 17 years old. I entitled this Ama’s Secret Garden. (Btw, Ama is the Chinese term for grandma.) I chose this title because I love my Ama so much and the Secret Garden was her favorite music. When I asked her what she wanted me to paint she said she wanted a colorful garden so this is what I came up with. She passed away February 1st last year. My heart still feels heavy at times whenever I see this painting because it reminds me of her face, her voice and the guilt I feel since I never had the chance to say the right goodbye.