ART ON FARM

ART ON FARM

ART ON FARM

ART ON FARM

In 2018, the art project at Jim Thompson Farm invited Pinaree Sanpitak to display her outdoor sculptures in the cosmos flower fields and her other artwork in the main building. Pinaree Sanpitak is a contemporary artist who uses numerous techniques and materials in her paintings, sculptures and other artwork including cloth, metal, glass, paper, and food. For the last 30 years, she has created different shapes and symbols related to the female body, all of which tell a story. Since 2000, Pinaree has used different senses in her artwork that allow the viewers to make a direct connection with her art.

For the artwork at Jim Thompson Farm in 2018, Pinareee created large outdoor sculptures in the cosmos flower fields under the name “Breast Stupa Topiary”. She placed steel wires over such edible vegetables as calabash, gourds, Asian pigeonwings and Mexican creeper flowers. This structure supports the growth of these plants naturally in the middle of the fields. It also serves as a symbol of the importance of breast cancer awareness. This project has been running since 2012 and sees artists create sculptures out of stainless steel and set them up indoors or outdoors. Pinaaee brought the message of womanhood and motherhood through the images of the breast connected to stories of integrity and the holiness of the stupas.

The artwork “The Mats and The Pillows Jim Thompson Farm” is a display for visitors to use together. It is set up in the main house of the Isan village. This artwork consists of shirts made from flawed threads from Jim Thompson Silk Factory in Pak Thong Vhai district and about 1500 traditional Thai pillows from Maha Sarakham province. The artwork invites visitors to engage together in moving or setting up pillows and rest comfortably on them.  

Pinaree was born in 1961 in Bangkok. She grew up in Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen and attended the University of Tsukuba in Ibaraki, Japan. She works and lived in Bangkok and has exhibited extensively in Thailand and elsewhere. She was recognized with the Silapathorn award for visual arts by the Ministry of Culture in 2007.