The house and studio of Battambang-born artist Maline Yim is a 20 minute tuk tuk (auto rickshaw) ride away from Siem Reap’s city center. As you leave the city—crowded with tourists on their way to Angkor Wat—you enter a different dimension. Here the streets have no name, and you begin to tune in to the gentle rhythm of the countryside. Yim lives in a house surrounded by a garden, which the artist personally tends to. The flower and plants are protected from the outside by a wall, representing a boundary that likewise allows safety for a life shaped by her gift for art-making. Here, Yim can be the nurturer—of her plants, her family and her art practice.