The Cambodian Journal traces a woman artist’s journey of discovery in Cambodia among survivors of the Khmer Rouge genocide that claimed over a million and a half lives. The drawings were created between 1994, after the cease fire ended the long civil war and established a fragile democracy and the first Cambodian National Elections of 1998. As the Cambodian people rebuild their shattered communities, the artist discovers the resiliency of the human spirit under extraordinary circumstances.
Valentina DuBasky is an artist known for her paintings of birds and rainforests, horses and botanical landscapes. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Art in a Box, a nonprofit organization that assists children at risk through art and art education. Art in a Box programs have been conducted in Cambodia, China, Thailand, Guatemala, the Marshall Islands and Russia.
Format: Paperback, 68 pages, 35 color plates, Publication Date: June 2009,
Book Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.2 inches, Shipping Weight: 5.4 ounces
Price: $25 US Dollars
"…Ms. DuBasky chose to illustrate the period in simple terms. Her drawings suggest in a few lines the story and emotion of the moment….”
— Michelle Vachon, The Cambodia Daily, November 21-22, 2009
“Her personal interest in human rights was the driving force behind the work...providing insight into the strong will of Cambodians to recover from tragedy.” — Liz Ledden, Asia Life Phnom Penh, June 2007