Kneeling Woman

Angkor period, late 11th-early 12th century
Copper alloy
H. 18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm); 1979.69

Artist Comments

Ong Keng Sen
The angularity of this figure is attractive to me. The human body becomes articulated as lines, shapes, form, and architecture. The hard lines imprint into my imagination and I close my eyes to erase her. But the negative space between her hands and above her head continues to haunt me.