Solo Exhibition by Denise A. Scott (USA)
(Opening: 8th of January 2008)

Scott's "The Cradle" installation emerges and extends her series of "Alone and Co-Exist" which in part, was exhibited in November 2007 exhibition at the Ministry of Culture, "Mean Rup Mean Tuk" (With a Body Comes Suffering). Over the last three years, a greater understanding of the Cambodian children and how the concept of his or her survival, forms the foundation for the artist latest solo, "The Cradle" which she gained by working with children in mural projects with several NGOs in Phnom Penh.

These mixed media collage works resonates the challenges presented to provide the comfort so needed by these infants and to understand the youths‘ resiliency to see a future. Her work documents at first, the children's close comfort of the krama's, next encounters the youth's semi-independent state and relation with his/her peers, and finally tackles the teens who seemingly simultaneously gain independence and greater responsibility for the family's welfare, by maneuvering a boat on the Mekong.

Although trained in the arts from Pennsylvania, Denise A. Scott is primarily an installation/sculptor artist who resides in Long Beach, California, over the past 16 years. Scott has exhibited internationally in Cambodia, South Korea, China, and United Kingdom.