Rice Farmers

  Mixed Media/Fiber      36″ W x 48″ L

Vietnam is the 2nd exporter of rice in the world, the “breadbasket“ of Asia. Image bending over ten hours a day planting a group of 3-4 rice plants into a field of water and fertile soil. Yet when you see a stranger you stand up and smile. My over whelming impression was of cheerfulness while doing mind numbing labor. Most of the farmers are women who protect themselves from the sun with the traditional cone shaped hat. They wear rubber boots so they can stand comfortably in the water. At break time they will sit on the side of the dirt road and laugh and sing.     Sold


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