This Provocation comes from a series of several large-scale photographic works documenting scars-visible and also hidden-on the Burmese female body. In this image there is a reflection, an embedded meaning that is personal to the artist. It is the body of her aging mother, who nearly died giving birth to her. Within the folds of her skin are the scars of this wound, this memory. Nge Lay wishes to focus on her mother's sacrifices and her country's struggle against military rule and colonialism-what both have endured-via this female aging body.

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