When the workshop is the art

Preparing for a large science-based show at the same time as running art workshops, the two were inevitably going to collide. My next workshop, entitled “Micro/Macro” is more than an art workshop. It allows the public to view things in a different light. It gives them an opportunity to understand for a short while the importance … Continue reading

July

Time to post some colours! I have been playing with colours those last few months and have enjoyed making them into shapes to make them interact and play together. You can see the result in the form of 4 collages in my Gallery In these 4 works, I have been trying to use the collage … Continue reading

May-June

May and June have been busy with running workshops for nurses at SGH. The workshops were organised by Singhealth as part of their Art For Health program. As part of the project, I have been documenting the workshops. We have been using paper and paints mostly and the workshops were all about exploring colour. Each … Continue reading

April ’09

A view of things to come… This little man was commissioned by my good friend Anita for her husband Phil’s birthday. This is the unfinished version, before it got personalised with text from the family. It is closely related to the little people and birds making their way into my studio before all flocking out … Continue reading

Jan – March ’09

January: moving February: adapting March: settling April: almost there I could go on… Preparing an exhibition for June at House (See Postcards from Seletar, below). I cannot reveal any works before they are finished. So, here is a piece of the totally unfinished studio, full of a mixture of small sculptures, kinetic or not. Some … Continue reading

November

This month, the “Chair of Biology” got exhibited once more, as part of an installation called “Open to Find True Happiness”. The venue was a private function, and the exhibition counted other visual artists (acrylic painting by Anthony Tan , photography by Ulla Graton, ink painting on rice paper by Sandrine Tusin), and a beautiful … Continue reading

August

Of the 4 weeks spent in France this year, some time was spent trying to create yet larger paper sculptures. I am working one step at the time. This Breath still only stand about 40 cm high. View pictures from the “Paper Story” Exhibition, Jan 2007. View my other paper sculptures in my new Gallery.

July

In July, I ran a workshop for kids at the STPI. I didn’t really produce any art myself, since I was busy taking care of the workshop. The idea for the workshop was to use images that Matisse created for his book “Jazz” and print 8 of them, at once, on a large paper that … Continue reading

June

This June, I hope to see you at Clark Quay or in Hougang to view the result of my thinking and drawing about Seletar the past 16 months. You will see the map and some of the watercolours I did for the Postcards From Seletar Notebooks. You will also see some sketches, and printmaking experiments. … Continue reading

May

Laid-back Seletar, For how long? If you remember my January post, there was something about sketching houses around the camp. Well, I have been doing that, in between experimenting with various printmaking techniques. I have been using mostly pen and ink, pencil and watercolour. Although the first 2 techniques are often referred to a “sketching”, … Continue reading