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Inle Lake Cottonweavers

Their shop was the first floor of their home, stilted over Inle lake in Burma. The organic qualities of their massive hand hewn looms fill the room with the soft atmosphere of wood and cotton. They live under one of the most oppressive regimes today, which has resulted in a boycott of Myanmar by most countries. I wanted to reflect this existence of being completely cut off from the modern world by embedding the figures deep within the architecture of their looms. They are as visually separate from us, as they are culturally.

Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Oil painting of Inle Lake cottonweavers, Burma by Lee Lee
Lee Lee | Weave | Inle Lake, Burma
Oil on canvas | 26″ x 38″ | 2007