Ms Saigon - Street Vendor 1970 (2014) - GICLÉE PAPER PRINT
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The painting was a long time in process. I took a photo when visiting Saigon in 1970. Saigon was vibrant with many military people going about. Australians, Americans you name it. I was struck by a woman with a cheerful expression resting while all around was hustle and bustle. And in particular the contrast of young men skateboarding while she would walk and carry a burden. The photo captured a blue setting and the color in the painting similarly reflects the city in a different way like paintings of night scenes in cities provide a different look. To focus on “Ms Saigon” some distracting vehicles removed and only skateboarders remain as a contrast to her.