1. Printing on Wood
The joy in working with wood cut print is in the presence of the unknown. What do I know about the art of print-making?
I know enough to understand this is not an art exercise for those with lack of patience. The art of cutting wood to shape a reverse image is one that is almost cathartic to some and painful for others. These wood cuts are of a rainy evening in a city square, and there are people walking briskly with umbrellas.
2. Painting Kites
The new thing, this artwork flies really high and your artwork is on show from a distance highly not recommended by art museums but it is a perfect platform for very bright, very lively kinds of paintings. The kites are made of Nylon Taffeta, pretty strong and yes lightweight and when painted, the quality of the paint is as if back-lit when you see them in the sky.
3. Painting circular things, like an Umbrella
The umbrellas started blank, white and awaiting. And when it's done, it can be used in super rainy days.
4. Painting Bodies.
5. Photography of painting with the artist in unusual yet appropriate setting.
These paintings are of one of my all time favourite student and good friend Olive Huang, she produces a series of paintings of feet in different configuration. This Foot is of a china man in Shanghai, a celebration of fake leather and clashing mid-calf socks. The series later on was donated to a cause to combat child and human trafficking, an art auction charity. This artwork was photographed outside the studio after she had finished the painting and with all the construction around Singapore, we thought what a perfect place to stand.
6. Wire hanger sculpture
This was a beautiful idea that is excellent as a gift, The only thing you need is a wire long enough to fold and bend into the shape of the words you want. This ended up being a gift to someone who just started a new job, and the word' Tomorrow' is a beautiful sartorial encouragement for her to think about what she will wear tomorrow and to hang the clothing on.
7. Rubber mold Casting
A messy messy endeavour and a tricky, sticky and gloopy exercise this was. There is a lot of technique involved in making a perfect mold, that doesn't harden mid-pour and actually harden once poured. These lego stacks were the last thing one would think is a good piece of object(s) to mold but it was perfect.
With enough practice the mold making can be a community project that involves a few people who can measure with their eyes, and have some muscle to stir the heavy rubber concoction with a large stick just like a witch with her cauldron of hot evil brew. The lego you see here is made of soy-wax, when melted it can be used as massage oil (I buy the beautiful soy-wax from them) , and can also be made into Lego soaps, Lego chocolates, Lego Ice cubes, nuff said!