Monday, June 11, 2012

Girl from Burma

Girl from Burma, water color on paper, 5x7 inch

She was smuggled into Thailand from Burma, has learned some Thai and can say the four English words she needs to work  Nana Plaza, “Pay bar for me” 

To negotiate price, she uses fingers, thumbs and hands, the universal sign language of commerce around the world.  For yes or no, she nods or shakes her head, facial expressions emphasize a point. Sometimes she even smiles.