Thursday, June 14, 2012


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.