Fragments by Blake

Picture is from the 'Fragments' by Blake website. Click the picture to visit their website. The exhibition will be premiering Sept 23 at Hotel de la Paix in Siem Reap.

If you are going to be in Siem Reap somewhere between September 23 – November 3 you may want to catch this great sculpture exhibit – Fragments by Blake – at Hotel de la Paix. About the exhibit:

The pioneering Arts Lounge at the Hôtel de la Paix in Siem Riep, Cambodia will play host to an exhibition by renowned sculptor Blake this month, inspired by landmine survivors.

From 23 September until 3 November, ‘Fragments’ by Blake reveals his latest pieces – with 30 per cent of all sales going towards the NGO Cambodian Self Help Demining. Set up by former child soldier Aki Ra, CSHD provides support for surviving victims and helps clear Cambodia of the many landmines that still lie undetected.

Working in his characteristic sculptural style, Blake has created a series of 15 bronze figures, each providing a sharp reminder of a devastating war that continues to claim victims. Last year, more than 200 people were either killed or injured in Cambodia after stumbling across an unexploded mine.

You can read more about Blake here and see a couple of great videos about the inspiration for and importance of the sculptures here.

(Thinking of visiting the temples of Angkor Wat? Don’t forget to check out my friend Savuth’s tuk tuk services and all the handy information available on Angkortuktuk!)

~ by Leonard on September 19, 2010.

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