The Backs of Women series began in Bangkok, Thailand, where each winter I live in the center of the city's hustle and bustle. During my morning walks I began to notice women street vendors and became curious about them. Observing the strength in their movements, I developed twelve drawings, using a gel pen and watercolor brush.
In each image, one or more women move through a gritty warm atmosphere. Wearing worn clothes or uniforms, the women cook street food, sweep the street, mop an entrance, arrange dried flowers, push a cart or cross the street between waves of oncoming traffic. They are sturdy and focused and always moving in relation to the street's life.