Artist: Suwannee Sarakana, (b.1979 Thailand)
Title: Hug Of Love From My Family
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size (cm): 170.0 x 170.0 cm
The outsider looking in might think the family sleeping on these simple mats to be poor but they are rich in love. This intimate family portrait is inspired by Ms Suwanne's own childhood in a small town in Northeast Thailand. Her parents were rice farmers who worked hard for a living, struggling in the dirt and heat of the sun. At night however, the day's exhaustion would evaporate in the love of her family as they slept together and this bond would strengthen them for the next day's work.