My First Lie oil on linen 20 x 53 in. panels: 20 x 28 in., 20 x 24 in. $3,800. I remember the first time I lied. I was three years old, alone in my parents' bed on a weekend afternoon. Uncle Joe looked in to announce dinner. I pretended to be asleep. My mother told him: “Let her sleep.” Why did I pretend to sleep? Why do I remember?