Monday, September 21, 2009

Ouk Chim Vichet, Artist

Ouk Chim Vichet completed his Degree in Sculpture in 2006 from the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and is now teaching in the department of Sculpture and Urbanization at RUFA. When he was still a student, he joined a group working on the Peace Art Project Cambodia. The group learned how to weld, forge and fabricate metal sculptures and then used their skills to create art work out of decommissioned weapons. It was the first time it had been done in Cambodia and was a very successful project.

He and his team members learned a lot about different art work and are very proud of the sculptures and monuments which have helped contribute to Cambodian society. These art works include the Dove of Peace in Sanderson Park near Wat Phnom, the World of Peace in Kompong Thom, and the Naga for Peace and Development in the park along the Steung Sen River in Battambang province. At the moment they are working on a new project learning about contemporary stone carving.

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