“…The lines inside of the carps reflect a complete life which is filled with emptiness and spaces for circulation of the old and the new. It is a life in which we have a chance and time to let go of the old, meaning waste and unhealthy behaviors contributing to our illness, …”
The House of Hope series was initiated by the Little Hero CSR project which intended to raise funding for the Accident and Emergency center, Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital. See Foon’s two paintings (house of hope #4 and house of hope #3) were auctioned and she contributed 19,999 Baht to the hospital. The house of hope #3 painting was donated by the winner to the hospital to give moral support to patients.
Carps or Pla Tapian are selected for this project as they symbolize abundance. The last syllable of the Thai word is a homophone of the sound “pian” which means perseverance in Thai.
During the working process of this series, See Foon started with the background, creating fish habitats which is the origin of the name “House of Hope”. Fish habitats symbolize fertility which includes surroundings, i.e. environment, people and community. They do not only refer to physical features but encompass strong and hopeful spirits of people surrounding hospital patients who will recover from illness and become as healthy as carps in the river.
Providing pleasant surroundings and moral support for patients and families is a foundation of hope.
The lines inside of the carps reflect a complete life which is filled with emptiness and spaces for circulation of the old and the new. It is a life in which we have a chance and time to let go of the old, meaning wastes and unhealthy behaviors contributing to our illness, then prepare for the new: the change and rebalance of lifestyles that will strengthen and rebuild hope.
This painting series is a reminder of perpetual support, strength and hope that we all deserve.
House of Hope Series is good for decorating patience room