Round 9, Day 12

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7 Responses to “Round 9, Day 12”

  1. Jo Waite Says:

    amazing, terrifying…. you set the bar so high!

  2. Amber Carvan Says:

    Great work Tim.

  3. juanele Says:

    excellent art and concept, Tim, really cool!

  4. Emily Says:

    wow. sad. beautiful.

  5. John Weeks Says:

    This could be any visit to a historic genocide museum. I suspect it’s inspired by Tuol Sleng, a place I pass by daily. http://www.flickr.com/photos/jinja_cambodia/4602813955/ Regardless of country, I can see it’s primarily about *interior* landscape, about reflecting and reacting.

    Art is a powerful tool in assessing and assembling a response to crimes that literally defy imagination. The Khmer Rouge leaders are in the dock at a Tribunal. Painter and sculptor Vann Nath was spared due to his talent. http://www.vannnath.com

    He later used his skills to great effect in his memoir about the prison, which combined grim descriptive paintings with a text narrative. (The perspective in the earliest paintings is a bit warped, as if the atrocities are defying the rules of logic and nature.)
    The book’s made him a key witness in the trial. Irony of ‘justice’: all the defendants have free medical care, while Vann Nath is ailing.

  6. Amber Carvan Says:

    Pleased to see and read your comment John… and thank you for the Vann Nath background.

  7. Tim Molloy Says:

    Yes, inspired directly by a very confronting visit to Toul Sleng… The darkness that settled over me that day was in direct contrast to the amazing courage and kindness of the Khmer I met on my trip. Nobody seemed to understand the horror that had transformed their nation, but what i did see was this incredible spirit of… overcoming. I found the people inspiring and humbling… I dont’ know, hard to do the whole thing justice in a comment… I love Cambodia, and cannot wait to come back! October/November! (I’ll be lookin you up John!!)
    Kinda nice to expurge some of the bad stuff in comix, that’s what rehab is about huh?

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