Saturday, 18 October 2008
real water lilies
Here's the real lotus thing. In Cambodia lotus fruits are sold at the market and eaten as snacks. The stems are chopped and made soup of. Tasty and beautiful at the same time.
And the water lilies are folded beautifully like this before put as offers in the temples.
A few Cambodian artists:
Sopheap Pich, rattan sculptures, added to my favorites
Anders Jirås, friend and phographer living in Phnom Penh, revamped his web site. Traditional Khmer dance and much more:
"Cambodian artists speak out" interviews with artists dealing with the Khmer Rouge and genocide era in their art (artist portraits by Anders), the publication can be downloaded (PDF)
Heng Sinith, photography
Linda Saphan, art of herself and others, cultural projects
Article about contemporary Cambodian art life
Mosaic preparations in progress, will show tomorrow. Hope you'll have a great work week!