Pillalu Girls


Embarking on this project brought to my mind the hundreds of orphans that litter all of our news feeds, tv screens, and the guilt inducing tri-folds on every church's coffee table. None of those photos represent the children. They represent the circumstances that they are in, and this isn't okay with me. I painted this series to show these girls' beauty, and they each contributed their own paintings to show the world the things brewing inside them, because that's what they should be known by.

Marriage Of The Arts DTS outreach with the Pillalu House in India, 2016. For more information on The Pilau House, visit: pickapocket.net

Music: King and Lionhearted by Of Monsters and Men

Mural art by Patrick Brummer in Cambodia, 2014. Photos by Wei-Jan Boey.