50 Bridges, Singapore

Honoured to be invited to Singapore for two weeks to paint murals for the 50 Bridges events! Thanks again to all the friendly locals and all the organisers at the Australian Embassy who made this ambitious 50 Bridges event happen! To see some time-lapse videos go to my Vimeo page. For more on the event go to http://sg50oz.sg.

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“Gatherings”
Taman Jurong Neighbourhood

This mural shows the simple concept of people coming together. The wall hopes to communicate without language this simple concept of people and the environment, and nothing more. Showing our connections to each other and our connections to land. The red, yellow and orange colours hope to warm the space with the aim to make a nice local hang-out area where people can sit, chat and play while making up there own story of the mural.

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“The Path”
Chinatown

This mural shows the path of life and how we find ourselves within it. I hope people can maybe identify with a character in the story of the mural. I also like that people can make their own story of what the mural is trying to say – is it a parade, a race, a migration, or just a path with people walking in the same direction. I chose the red, yellow and gold to link into the colours of Chinatown. There is also the lone ‘spirit’ within the mural with the circle of dots around them. I have my own story connected to this character, but again I like that the viewer can make their own story around this symbology. Is this character meant to represent the viewer or artist telling the story, a spirit ancestor, an aura, a leader, or something else?

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“Water’s Edge”
Vista Point

This mural shows a story of ‘Stick Folk’ exploring and playing at the waters edge. Like fairies, guardian angels, or sprites, ‘Stick Folk’ are ancestral spirits of a new folklore. The mural shows sticks, leaves, frangipani (Plumeria) flowers, a crab claw and shells washed up on the waters edge at different tide lines. As a dragonfly hovers over head representing our connection to water, as dragonfly’s metamorphosise from nymphs in water to land.

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“Community”
Woodlands Mart

Again this mural shows the simple concept of people coming together. The wall hopes to communicate without language this simple concept of people and the environment, and nothing more. Showing our connections to each other and our connections to land. The red, yellow and orange colours hope to warm the space with the aim to make a nice entrance to the neighbourhood mall. Also I like that people can make up there own story of the mural and it can also act to spark conversations.

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“Full Moon Rising”
Telok Blangah Rise Market

This painting is in the tradition of the ‘tree of life’ concept, with a full moon behind framing the story. This mural shows a story of a single ‘Stick Folk’ sitting on the branch of a tree. Like fairies, guardian angels, or sprites, to me ‘Stick Folk’ are ancestral spirits of a new folklore.

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