As we are approaching the end of the year, 2016 has been a challenging year. Being an artist and doing what you like to support yourself is tough. You need a lot of patience and interest in what you are doing. In the end, I think it is about keeping a strong interest in what you are doing and never give up.
The last trip of 2016 was a visit to Australia in Perth and Melbourne. Here I was trying to create a journal on some of the days spend in Perth. Interestingly the owner of the house I stayed in has lots of interesting plants in her backyard.
Here's for a better 2017 and world peace everyone!
The past few week has been a nervy yet exciting journey. It all started with an artwork that by our dear Mr Eng Joo Heng and I was inspired to create a work based on his technique.
Since young, I have always been interested in history. I still remember studying for social studies instead of brushing up on my math when I was in primary school.
So with the chance to create given, I decided to create an artist book based on the history of Singapore. It will be a 4 volume series starting with the Founding of Singapore in book 1, follow by Tales of World War II in book 2 and Bukit Ho Sui and the rise of HDB in book 3 and lastly the Future of Singapore in book 4. My aim was to create a pictorial history book so that we can appreciate our short history.
In Volume 1, the design is hand drawn and transferred onto 4 different sheets of lino. Each sheet represents different colour holding different details to the final part of the image that will be an overlay onto each other.
The Contemporary Printing Festival will be held on 11 - 22 Jan at Capitol Piazza. With the exhibition, workshop and performance that are all printmaking related. Come have a look and I hope to see you there!
Since young, I was mesmerised by the images on our early Singapore history in our social studies textbook. Therefore in this book, I will be looking at recreating images of the founding of Singapore. Here's the progress so far.
Here I am trying to work on the compostion and transfering them to the carving plate. More images to come!