A colorful and edgy collection of Expressionist style paintings of Bangkok nightlife by artist and author Chris Coles......
Friday, June 15, 2012
Washington Square Girl
Square Girl, water color on paper, 5x7 inch
she sits the whole day without any clients or drinks. She thinks about her
life as a little girl, in a house on stilts, taking care of the chickens and
water buffalo. Her mother worked from dawn ‘til dusk, taught her kids to smile and sing, no matter how hard their
life. At age 12, she finished school and
joined her father in the rice fields. Before she was 18, she had two babies.
Her boyfriend ran away. The kids
are teenagers now,
living in the house on stilts. Someday,
they will come to Bangkok too.