When you get old enough to see your work take on a life of its own.
I painted the Baptism of Christ (shown above) around 1989-'90. It was my first "hollowed" out panel, although I always regretted I painted curved corners. An art and antiques dealer purchased it from me. He died about 10 years ago. A year or so after his death I found the panel in an antique shop, the dealer, with whom I had been acquainted told me he bought it at a fine arts auction. I told him it wasn't really old, that Larry had purchased it from me for his icon collection, and that I had painted it - explaining that icons are never signed.
I wonder what will happen to my work after I am dead?