Wood-Repurposed, Glocal Village Gallery, Temasek Poly
Working mainly with clay, wood is a new material for me, both natural material with a different set of characteristic and properties. Wood is warm, heavy and strong, it’s resistance in carving, a subtractive process contrast with clay’s malleable and after firing brittle quality.
The work traces the log’s natural curves while retaining a memory of its previous shape. It mimicked a softness and biomorphic entity that resemble nature’s formation and growth. The organic form does not have a direct reference but evokes in the viewer a sense of ambiguity derived from its sensual volume.
|The wood logs came from the fallen trees around Singapore.|
|Chainsaw was the primary tool, a circular sander for the smooth surface|
|After more than 1 month of hardwork, ready for the exhibition.|
|The toil and sweat behind the scene is beyond comprehension for most people.|
|By far this is the most technical and physical challenging work that I have done..|