After being AWOL for a few months, these colorful figures suddenly reappeared. *
Why are we here?
About 5 months ago, I created a post about these same figures, which I had found “loitering with no intent behind a mall.” They were in an empty courtyard, and they seemed to have no reason for being there. Then, they suddenly disappeared.
To promote sustainable agriculture
Recently, I saw them again – in a display space near the front entrance to the mall. They are now part of an informative exhibition introducing a Thai Royal Project to promote sustainable farming practices in the hinterlands around Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand.It seems as though one of the figures has lost his way; before, there were 5 of these figures, but now there are only 4. Maybe the fifth one preferred the peaceful life on the farm to life in a large bustling mall on a major urban street. * AWOL = Away WithOut Leave (an army term for an unexcused and unexplainable absence) My previous post – "Papier-Mache Figures Lingering in Courtyard"