Thursday, June 14, 2012


Neng, water color on paper, 18x24 inch

For two years, Neng assembled DVD players at an electronics factory in the Rayong industrial zone, making 7000 Baht each month, her son with her mother upcountry.  Then her father became ill and stopped work.  In Thailand, there’s no pension plan, unemployment insurance or disability, only the family, especially the eldest daughter.  She went to work in Doll House on Soi Cowboy, where her monthly take home is 30,000 Baht.  Her life in shreds, she, her son and family will survive.  At least for now.