In a Bottle: Perennial Night Flower

Another bottled work with an origami piece inside, the Chinese Vase. The name was simply derived from these crucial two years in my schooling life, thus the name “perennial”. This small piece was given to one of my design teachers at School Of The Arts, Singapore for her help in the installation of my work at i Light Marina Bay 2013. As much as it is a simple piece, I like want to bring to mind how simple “experimentation” and mediums can always create a beautiful piece.

Once again, I have used light as part of my work in order to draw focus to the simple origami inside, and also to give a certain edge in the darkness. To me, this blue flower glow brings to mind the winter solstice where fields of spring flowers, just peaking through the snow are bathed in the glow of the night sky. On hindsight, this piece represents a new start due to my dry spell prior to the light installation at i Light Marina Bay 2013 and serves as a reminder that there is beauty in simplicity.

Somehow, I have grown rather fond of pieces that involve both light and sensitivity to the medium that challenges my ability towards the material in terms of size and delicacy. The size of this bottle is roughly 3cm in height and in diameter.

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Hope that in the future I will be able to create more works with an even greater sensitivity to material and subject material. I also expect myself to get more intricate in the designs.

If anyone has any other suggestions as to what materials I could try and what subject matter I could put in, I would greatly welcome the suggestions!


HIGHLIGHT: Highlights

Here are some of the many magnificent photographs featured at the exhibition HIGHLIGHT being held in the SOTA gallery!

Through The Door I, 2011

Cloud Gate, 2011

Carnivaller and Mimic Machine I

Carnivaller, 2011

Six Characters In Search Of An Author II, 2010

Coppelia (Act III), 2011

These are works from the trained eyes of Chong Lii, Milon Goh, Shawna Chia, Lu Kejia and Lai Yu Tong (in no particular order). Just a taster for all you photography enthusiast out there. Each of these photographs display our life in the arts, whether it be in performance or just soaking the artistic atmosphere the moments of our lives. Carnivaller and Mimic Machine are two piece captured during the theatre showcase written and directed by the pioneer cohort of the school. It aptly captured the essence of each performance and their respective thespians, showing a few of those breathtaking, truly magnificent moments that we experience in school.

Apart from the few shown, HIGHLIGHT has a rather diverse collection of other photographs demonstrating that demonstrate these photographers exceptional photography skills. These students take photographs for many exhibitions such as SOTA Open Houses, Art Festivals and other major school showcases and activities. This exhibition truly displays their many hours of passion and hard work to capture that perfect moment, the very essence of the moment and the soul of others expression.

HIGHLIGHT: School Of The Arts Student Photography exhibition

Once again, School Of The Arts Singapore is holding an exhibition for photography of the students, from those in the school’s photography crew to any student that has captured the memories and the building of the school, the tangible and intangible.

Main photographers (SOTA Photography Crew):

Alina Sin

Lai Yu Tong

Rebecca Lee

Marcus Yee

Jo An Low

Shawna Chia

Milon Goh (Final Year)

Chong Lii (Final Year)

Lu Kejia (Final Year)

This exhibition will be open to the public starting today at 6.30pm and it will be opened for the next two weeks.


SOTA Gallery

20 April 2012 –  2 May 2012

12pm – 9 pm

School of the Arts Singapore
1 Zubir Said Drive
Singapore 227968

In the following few days, I will put up some of the photographs that have caught my attention and have successfully captured the essence of the school and the character of people. Hopefully, this will draw you guys to come to the visit the school for this exhibition and those that are to come! As much as you may say that you can see the photographs here, it is not the same. So please tai some time off to see this exhibition.

Luminance Festival Singapore

Hi all,

Especially to artist in Singapore!

Introducing to everyone the inaugural festival that will be taking place at *SCAPE from 23 June 2012 to 1 July 2012!

During this period, the park will undergo a metamorphosis, becoming an at gallery “coloured by the imaginative creations of aspiring artists.” It will engage established artist to act as mentors, bringing both the aspiring and the experienced together in this unique festival. International aspiring youth artists will also be invited to participate and connect with the local artists, bringing an inter-cultural dimension this show and the community.

Theme – Dreams & Aspirations
“What are your aspirations, what do you long to express,
The person you want to be, the change you want to see
Tell us the rhythm of your heartbeat, the colour of your soul,
Let the dance of your dreams unravel in a million rainbows
Let your imagination run wild; throw all your fears away,
Let your vision, whatever it may be, be present, loud and bold
Let it take the form that it finds itself to be, here in Luminance! 2012

Those who are interest to participate, the details are on the website following:

Luminance! 2012

It is open to all artist, local and international. Those who have been shortlisted will also have a chance of being selected for the partner festival in Lyon, France, the Fete des Lumieres (December 2012).

Encouraging all to participate!!!