In Process of Time examines the complexities of growing up with domestic conflict and the eventual toll it takes on a child. The work seeks to understand how these experiences gradually build up in an individual and how it affects one’s personality.
Being Nature explores the intimate connection of nature, mindful observation and needlework. In today’s fast-paced society of Singapore stressful lifestyle, mindfulness helps to combat the automatic pilot mode of individuals by paying attention to what is salient in the present moment.
The project aim is to explore the present moment through mindfulness, which helps to calm the mind & body to improve the overall balance of one’s well-being. Mindfulness in this project is the observation of nature that brings stillness through needlework. In addition, mindfulness is also the attention of the breath that flows in sync with the act of needling. The breath becomes an anchor to the present moment as one focus on the breathing instead of distracting thoughts.
Singapore is one of Asia’s great success stories where it transformed from a third to first world country. As Singapore continues to develop, it is inevitable that each new generation let go of the past and chooses to retain the history relevant to them. The art installation is developed based on the objective to promote and create an understanding of the history of The Singapore River among the younger generations through a unique visual experience. The art installation is designed in-sync with the outdoor of The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. Frame Art Installation is designed with the philosophy of standing at the present and looking back into the past, which is the location of The Singapore River.
Frame Art Installation portrays an optical illusion of 3D movement of graphical illustrations on transparent material objects that explain the stories of The Singapore River. The subjects of the Frame Art Installation revolves around the stories of The Clifford Pier, The Fullerton Hotel Lighthouse in relation with “TongKang” and “Twakow”, The Merlion and lastly, imagining the past of “TongKang” and “Twakow” in present day with The Singapore River The composition of the frames is with reference to a human’s hand. It serves as a reminder to the audience that the past activities of The Singapore River contribute to the success of present Singapore. Furthermore, it illustrates the correlation and importance of history as they serve important lessons for us to learn and remember our vulnerabilities to achieve greater success.
Frame Art Installation portrays an optical illusion of 3D movement of graphical illustrations on transparent material objects that explain the stories of The Singapore River. Each subject story is portrayed using 3 frames. There are a total of 12 frames and are the composition is with reference to a human’s hand. The ‘thumb’ is represented by the viewer as the present, while the ‘fingers’ are represented by the 4 frames of the past. This illustrates the correlation and importance of history as they serve as important lessons for us to learn and remember our vulnerabilities to achieve greater success.