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Under the Freedom Wings
7 Feb 2011
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There were many Vietnamese women, teenagers and children were raped, kidnapped and killed by the Thai pirates as they tried to escape on the South China Sea. This tragedy shocked the Freedom world. Many others were sent into prostitution in Thailand. The report of the High Commissioner of the United Nations confirmed that there were 550 fatherless boys at the refugee camps in Thailand. This painting describes the desire for freedom of the Vietnamese women and the tragic challenges they faced as they tried to escape. 

I use the image of a white bird to transform into a boat. This white bird is trying its best to destroy the curtain of darkness of the sky and ocean to carry the women to freedom. She carries on her back all the victims who were raped and killed by pirates, but she still reaches in hope to the freedom sky. 

Arts Community Culture Politics Visual Arts Ethics Refugee Communities Social Inclusion Social Welfare Tuan Vietnam
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