PEOPLE’S DESIRE (DETAIL), 2017-18, SAWANGWONGSE YAWNGHWE, MYANMAR/THAILAND/THE NETHERLANDS, B.1971. CERAMIC, WOODEN TABLE AND BRASS PLATE, INSTALLED DIMENSIONS VARIABLE (TALLEST 8 CM). COURTESY THE ARTIST AND QUEENSLAND ART GALLERY I GALLERY OF MODERN ART. PHOTOGRAPH: NATASHA HARTH, QAGOMA – TAASA Review March 2019
versions of the belt in her own sculptural practice as another icon of the desire, violence and fear generated by the female body. Colour symbolism is also found in the embroideries of Tcheu Siong (b.
1947; lives and works in Luang Prabang), an indigenous Hmoob Dawb (White Hmong) woman who began her career making traditional embroidery to sell in tourist markets, then extending this into her own unique practice of stylised depictions of Hmong spirits.
To quote the APT label: `In the centre of her largest appliqué, she depicts Chong Xoua, known as a kind man who carries silver and gold trees to those in need...