Welcome To Earth
On exploitation of animals, and human's hypocrisy.
I'm Still Dancing But Are You Alright?
It's getting more often that I see severely pruned trees along streets, walkways and parks. These trees, otherwise naked, standing in a line like a group of dancers with hips and arms swaying to the rhythm of the wind. Almost bare and fully exposed, we, together, are all dancing till we can.
Where To Find Snakes?
Digital and Polychromos
A documentation of snakes and their habitats in Singapore's nature reserves.
Look Up To A Sky Full Of Trees
A serenade, in art, to the skies. Boundless and enchanting, trees stretch their branches, birds soared high, all aiming for the sky.
Only By An Inch
Photographic documentation of the Shore Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus), day and night, over a course of two months. During this two months, the viper moves only by an inch each time I visit.
Snakes in the viper family (Viperidae) are particularly my favourite. Vipers to me are like dragons, ferocious and brave, that comes alive from fairytale books. They are mysterious with a pair of compelling eyes, a body that glitters
under the scorching sun and midnight moon, empowering with an elegant and confident posture.
Only By An Inch
In each painting, there is a hidden Shore Pit Viper lurking in the mangrove alongside another resident animal.
A work of reflection.
Cats Invade Hong Kong
(Prequel to Let Us Discover Yet Again)
Before Discovery is my depiction of the MacRitchie forest during my first visit. The animals are drawn into each photographic scenarios that I have imagined myself to see as I slowly unveils nature.
Let Us Discover Yet Again
A collection of 50 photographs in MacRitchie forest. Each scenic photograph of the forest hides an animal awaiting to be discovered.
These photographs are all compiled into a book for sale in stores.
In each photograph, there will be a hidden animal to find. Some animals will be tougher to find than the other, depending on its ability to camouflage and my distance away from it.
The photographs are all muted darker than usual to recreate the rawness and experience of the forest as closely as possible. A torchlight, a tool I have used in my journey, is recommended to enhance the reading experience of the book.
All profits of the book will go to Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.
It Is Almost Like A Wonderland
2015 - 2016
It Is Almost Like A Wonderland is a series of works set to explore the relationship of nature, emotions, and representations, a natural world built out of interpretations. Each piece features a depicted scenic representing the emotion while the subject story tells.
Unknown to maps and satellites, set to discover a brand new world, a world that I could call my own. Embarking on an otherworldly journey filled with wonder and imagination; desire to seek one that is similar to a Utopia, at the same time, one that is not as perfect.
In a dimension where everything can be different, and all could be made possible without the constrictions and commitments of the actual world. This world is, most of the time, calm and placid, albeit has its ups and downs. Unexpected volcanic eruptions or even
strong tidal waves that hit the shores with tremendous force is not an uncommon sight. Disasters do happen here, as I have mentioned earlier, it is not as perfect as a Utopia. It won't be a perfect ending, but it will still be a satisfying one.