“Leak” in khmer can be a girls name or meaning “to hide”. This piece depicts a shy girl hiding her face as her bright smile shines. As a part of Hang’s series “Afraid of the Dark”, “Leak” portrays a girl who may have been teased for her dark skin. Words are thrown at her but she smiles and hides her true feelings. What do we deem as aesthetically beautiful and what weight does it carry?