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Leang Seckon

The Promise of Flowers

By Miryam Haarlammert

Portrait of Leang Seckon. Photo by Lim Sokchalina. 

Courtesy Rossi and Rossi, London.

Having just arrived from Siem Reap in northwest Cambodia, I was picked up from my hotel in Phnom Penh by Fleur Bourgeois, who co-founded the Rubbish Project, an environmental-arts advocacy project, with Leang Seckon in 2006. We drove to a residential area known as Chaktomuk, or “Four Faces,” due to its location at the cross section of the Mekong, Tonle Sap and Bassac rivers. Walking through an alleyway, we came upon Seckon

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