• My Godfather, 2014-15.
Hand-sewn gold thread on military jacket belonging to the artist’s late father (1935-2013), dimensions variable.
The artist’s godmother carefully removes the name and identification number from a soldier’s jacket that had
belonged to her late husband, the artist’s godfather. In an accompanying text, Orawan Arunrak explains the history and meaning of this jacket. The jacket belonging to the artist’s recently deceased godfather is embroidered in gold; for the artist, the resulting forms resemble countries as rendered on maps. The jacket was worn by Orawan’s godfather while he was a soldier employed to protect Cambodian refugees along the Thai border during the 1980s.