works & exhibitions
Creating each of these paintings from thousands of meticulous impressions of lotus stems is but one facet of these works. Equally unique is the process of painstakingly brewing ink from charred lotus petals distilled in rainwater over long months and even years, resulting in a rare elixir to imbue my palette.
I envision my paintings ecologically and holistically, with Cambodian nature as the source. Lotus stems are my paintbrush, while its flowers create my tones.
Starting with a blank piece of paper, a fresh lotus flower and ink, my artwork commences with but one image from a cut lotus stem, then continues into hundreds and thousands of indelible marks. The shading and the density of these impressions produce undulating patterns.