'The textile art of Thai silk brocade has become part of my life. I grew up with it and met village weavers from the time I was young. I saw warm silk, elder women weaving on a loom with wrinkled hands, the colors, patterns and designs they created. I saw how each piece takes a long time to create. The painstaking workmanship, the scent of dyes, people's creativity and their passion for silk made a deep impression on me. I knew I would become one of them.'