This is Yakta, a survivor of the War in Afghanistan. This is the United States' s second longest military conflict, only the Vietnam War lasted longer. This is what's left of Kolab, a little girl tortured and killed at S21 during the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. This piece was based on Ashira, a young woman killed in Auschwitz after she refused to shave her head. Ink, salt, tea and white watercolor Paper 10x8" and 11x14" St. John's, March 19th 2012
Dedicated to all the children who died during the Khmer Rouge
Mixed media on printed photos by Nhem En (acrylic, ink, graphite pencils, drawing pen and tulle on paper 10x8" each) Nhem En was the photographer at Tuol Sleng Prison (S21) in Cambodia, where from 1975 to 1979 thousands of people were registered and photographed, then imprisoned and tortured before being killed. These people were suspected of being supposed "enemies": intellectuals and professionals, anyone with connections to the former government or with foreign governments, Catholics, Muslims and the Buddhists monks among others.