Pat, water color on paper, 18x24 inch
Pat used to work as a dancer, now she works serving drinks. Her kids are ten and twelve, living with her mother in Udon. She visits them once a year for a week, taking the bus for eight hours each way. Her life has been exhausting, more than most middle-class women from Europe or North America could imagine or endure. At eighteen, she was beautiful and could catch a man with just her smile. Now, she’s wearing out, with many years still to go.