Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: PACITA ABAD

Water of Life

Water of Life

PACITA ABAD. Water of Life, 1980.

Description:
I saw examples of severe violence against women when I sketched in the refugee camps along the Thai/Cambodian border in 1979, as poor villagers were streaming across the border to escape the Khmer Rouge and trying to reach the UNHCR refugee camps. Those who made it had harrowing stories to tell, but even after they were in the camps there were still numerous cases of abuse of refugee women and girls by the local soldiers who were supposed to be protecting them. It just shows that in many developing countries, a woman is never really safe.

Medium:
Painting

Tags:
mother and child, Cambodia, social realism, painting, refugee

Images
Pacita Abad and the Painted BridgeWeeping womanWater of LifeIf My Friends Could See Me NowYield to the AdventureSugar DonutsBlack and White Stones in Old Sanaa

Location
WASHINGTON, DC
USA

Contact
pabadart@yahoo.com

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