I created this oil painting for my grandmother, Oma van Eldik, in The Hague. It is based on a photo she’d cut from the newspaper, and I remember she especially liked the “white gloves” of the hamster. On the frame, I also painted small pink flowers, a beetle, and a snail. My grandmother was very pleased with the painting and hung it above the fireplace between original artworks by artists from The Hague.