This is an original oil painting. Titled The Meet Market
Material oil and 24 kt gold on panel
Dimension 24 x 30 inchesA scene of Sapa s market with gathering of Black Hmong Women. This painting is part of my Sapa Series
This body of work inspired by my trips back to Vietnam. I fell in love with this particular location because of itsbeautiful rice terraces and the Hmong people. Sapa is located in a very mountainous region of North Vietnam which givesit breath taking scenery and a harsh climate, it sometimes snows there. My mother was born and raised on a farm in thisarea. Like most people in the area, she grew up very poor and never attended school or learned to read. Everyoneincluding childrenwere expected to work on the farm to support the family. In 1954, when Vietnam split in half, my mother left her family behind at age 16 and traveled south to Saigon. She did not see her family again until Vietnam became united after the war in 1975.