Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I defaced a few discarded books for this. I felt guilty, but they would have been thrown away. I am giving them a new audience.
No Books Were Harmed
I found this man's face in an old Cambodian travel book. It was so striking, I did the art school thing and just redrew it with colored pencils. The caption claimed he was the self-proclaimed King of Angkor and he charged the tourists tribute, until the French locked him up in the thirties. The theme is carried on the in the background-- a wallpaper sample called "Indochine."