This portrait of a stuffed toy is a commission for someone who is also fond of water bears. It took some thought to combine the two into one painting so I painted the monkey as though he is dreaming about his little microscopic friends. I gave him a hill of sempervivum to sit with. Doesn't sempervivum mean "always alive?" It seems appropriate for a well loved toy animal friend.
My son translated the slogan on the back of a package of men's boxer shorts for me once. "Semper ubi sub ubi" - "Always wear underwear"