January 30- March 15, 2014Bocz Salon
1523 6th Ave
Images hand-cut from paper of the beauty industry in Cambodia and Thailand from market-stall hair dressers to barbers posted up against pagoda walls.
I'm also showing a series of tiny dresses sculpted from Cambodian newspaper. Each is approximately 8 inches tall and framed in a shadow box. I started making them in response to the recent garment factory protests in Phnom Penh. The garment factory workers are asking the government to raise the national minimum wage from $80 USD per month to $160 USD per month resulting in several violent government crack-downs, mass arrests, and the death of at least 5 people. 25% of the sale of these dresses will be donated to LICHADO, The Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights.