A group of optimistic artists have launched a project designed to provide a model for how communities can counteract partisan polarization: The Democratic Cup.
"What a fortunate calling it is to have this lifelong affair with clay!”
Today, seventy-seven local people work at Khmer Ceramics and Fine Arts Center now, many of whom are deaf or hearing impaired. Through the social enterprise, they aim to share the artistic legacy of Siem Reap with the world, and increase an appreciation for the Khmer aesthetic.
The 86-year-old artist fought art world prejudice just to brighten your day. Maybe your kitchen too.
Hundreds of his small porcelain pots are meticulously arranged in vitrines with a very particular syncopated rhythm. The ever-changing space between them is as important in his work as the moments of silence between the words of a poem.