Number 44

Laurie Lou McKern

Narrabeen, Australia

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Hurray! I have sold this original painting at my exhibition- ‘Cosmopolitan, Baileys or Midori?’ along with 3 more of my works! Exhibition on till June 20th, 2009

This painting tells the story of a poor mother selling her very young daughter to a man who tells the mother the girl will sell flowers in Thailand and send the money back home to her. The man betrays the mother. The mother never sees or hears from her daughter again.
The girl is the flower that he sells. He takes away her name and gives her a number- 44.
This is not the true story- I was inspired by a photo of a Thai prostitute who had the number 44 pinned to her underwear. She looked beyond sad and I wanted to give the girl a story. In the end of the story she is finally rescued, given back her name and set free which is my prayer for her.

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Artwork Comments

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