I was was struggling with Exodus and getting stressed with it, for a couple of days I just couldn't paint, like I had writers block. I jumped into the car and went to the market thinking about it, and it suddenly struck me I was painting people and elephants who had being dead a long time and the hairs stood up on the back of my neck and I had a chill all over and I realised the problem and had to say a prayer to the dead people and elephants.
I asked them to help me and give me some ideas for the painting and promised them when I’ve finished the painting I would put some betel leaves for the people and sugar cane for the elephants as a thank you.
When I got back I immediately started working on it, look at the banyan tree on the left, that’s what was giving me problems, there was nothing there just some darkness and I was just seeing a ghost there, hence the banyan tree.
Exodus reminded me of pictures I’d seen as a child of Thais having to move after wars with Burma, there would be a mass exodus of people fleeing war carrying whatever processions they could carry and elephants carrying the rich people who never walk anywhere, their servants walking along side carrying their own and their employers processions. Bamboo baskets were used for everything including fishing, leaving behind what they couldn't take with them.
I wanted to capture the rich beautiful colours they worn, the banyan tree growing out of the mountain side, the steam from the jungle the movement of the people and elephants, the baskets they would have used in those days for carrying their food clothes and whatever else they owned, the long thin ones used for fishing, the poor lady carrying heavy baskets hanging on a bamboo pole, day after day, mile after mile, until they reached safety, people coming out of the mist of the jungle into the light.
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