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By Pav Szymanski


Original Painting

Mixed Media on unprimed canvas

Measurement: 168 X 118cm

Signed / Unframed




This new piece portrays three Burmese monks taking a break from their money collecting duties, while entertaining themselves with a large group of pigeons. In the area, there were large numbers of child monks present. Most of their days are spend extorting large amounts of cash from the hard working, fearful and deeply religious market community. They are immaculately dressed in pink robes and sarongs. Simultaneously, they walk bare foot to project an image of poverty and humbleness. However, the truth is different. They have got daily targets to fill their metals trays with a mixture of coins and bank notes to satisfy the needs and expectations of their superiors.

Three Monks Begging

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