I have move forward with my project. This is just a preview of the first stage of my new piece. It portrays a coach driver in preparation for leaving Kawthoung for a 20 hour long journey to Myiek. The road is terrible and unpredictable. His old coach must be in a top condition before the passengers are allowed to board.
The driver looks very tired and substantially overweight. He spends his life driving his coach between those two distant cities in Myanmar.
In response to my discussions concerned with a range of ethical issues in my previous work, I have decided to select a rear view composition, my intention is to capture the character of the person but avoid direct recognition.
The next steps of the painting process will include glazing and overprinting. More developments are due to come soon.