Artist: Somchai Sidamon
Title: Faces – Reflections of Life No. 2
Medium: Mixed media on wood (Cow leather and food colouring)
Size (cm): 120 x 180
Faces – Reflections of Life No. 2 is inspired by stories from relatives and ancestors who have eked a living following the rural dictum. The artist improvised the traditional leather-making technique of shadow puppets and added colours to create distinctive structure of faces to reflect suffering, fatigue and hardship of the family members’ role. The material used is cow hide coupled with the hand-sewn technique that serves as the linkage among the different moods while the raised spots create an extra dimension. The paint colours are food colouring and the hair is engraved using his own unique technique.