Greetings season begins

Marianne, the symbol of the French republic and female embodiment of liberty and reason present in all French town halls (and in the New York harbor), got a Khmer makeover on the 2009 New Year’s cards of the French Embassy in Phnom Penh. I am oddly fascinated with this graphic that mixes my two homes, so I’m sharing. Happy holidays, with a special thought to those who like me won’t get a white Christmas.

cartes de voeux 700.JPGUpdate 17 December: Illustration by Carlos Franklin, a young Colombian artist trained in France and residing in Cambodia.