FYI: The artist doesn't care...
WHY IT'S HERE - STORY BACKGROUND:
I'm a woman. I've been around the philosophical bend, engaged in social debates, pondered thoughts and ideas and, like you I'm sure (I hope) I've been fortunate enough to mold my own views and opinions on life - free to evolve, learn, think and chose. I became fascinated by artist Khun Somchai - first, because I found him to be alive and well (you'll understand that part later) and second, and most importantly, because he's one of those human gems who are authentically free. Now you - please feel free to read his story - with the hope that you'll appreciate him as much as I do. (Yes, his work pertains to the female body - can't handle vaginas? Move on)
FYI: Not sure that the supreme leader wouldn't approve...
Cambodia is one of the most mine-contaminated countries in the world. Thousands of people have been killed by landmines leftover from three-decades of war; and thousands of survivors now live as amputees. While de-mining efforts have been ongoing since 1993, millions of ammunitions remain in the ground.
This piece highlights the work of the country's newest de-ming partners: namely, TNT-detetcing "Hero Rats" shipped to Siem Reap from Africa.