Thursday, June 14, 2012

Patpong Girl

Patpong Girl, water color on paper, 18x24 inch

For two years, she’s been dancing in a Patpong bar, about a hundred tourists a night, thirty-five thousand a year, seventy thousand in all, from Europe, Australia, the Middle East, Japan, Korea and the U.S.  She looks at each one, knows them better than they know themselves, who they are, what they are looking for and whether they are worth her time.