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Sketchbook: Thailand’s Phuket on paper

Moscow-based artist Gleb Solntsev on his recent trip to Phuket in Thailand


My friend and I hired scooters and drove up to the 45-metre-high Big Buddha statue in the Nakkerd Hills. At the time it was covered in scaffolding. I love construction sites as they remind me of skeletons, as if the bones of a huge animal are being put together. I wanted to capture the unique moment, knowing once it was finished it would stand in perfect form just as the architect planned.

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