Cut and watercolor
This series of intimate portraits represents Lauren Iida’s experience of life in Cambodia where she has chosen to live for the last twelve years. Every composition carefully depicts her feeling of admiration for the graceful strength and the unwavering will of Cambodian women. The gestures in the work are stationary but appear in motion, a celebration to highlight the titanic daily work of Cambodia’s women, which often goes unrecognized. Iida’s women become symbolic of all women, herself as woman, and the stoic vulnerability of women around the world.