In Cambodia there are many kinds of markets, like central market (Phsa Tom Thmey), small market(Phsa Touch), village market (Phsa Phom), melting market (Phsa Rolaiey, open in the morning only), and walking market.  The walking market (hawkers) also have many styles and sell many different things: walking while carrying a basket on the head, walking with a bamboo strip over the shoulder with goods balanced on either side, motorcycle, bicycle, “romork” bicycle and “romork” moto.

I prepared this painting to show about the struggle of life and used a subtle color scheme to evoke memories and nostalgia.  The tempera paint (or water color) is an ancient medium that pre-dates most other mediums and it is a reference to the old traditions.

about the artist

Suos Sodavy