“Dollar 009,” fiberglass and coated enamel, 6.3 by 2.6 meters, by lolay, photo by Tim Mills, IAM Bangkok
This picture was taken by IAM’s Bangkok liaison during a recent gallery tour in Thailand, and I found it to be quite startling. At first glance, the sculpture by Thai artist Lolay of a futuristic female figure sitting on a bucket like a busker was pretty interesting to me on its own. But then I noticed the little people walking around under her and realized the huge scale of this piece, which stands over twenty feet tall at the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center. According to the artist’s statement, she represents human beings adapting to unpredictable changes in the economy, environment, politics, technology, etc., and the ‘Dollar’ name pertains to the United States and how it affects the rest of the world in so many aspects.