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55) Crouching Tiger and the Hidden Dragon, Why are you hiding there?


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The wood sculptures are display at the Green Pavilion, Singapore Botanic Gardens.  They were carved from disused tree stumps with different hidden animals.

Perhaps they are happily gossiping behind us in their very own enclosure.

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One here, trying to hide away from us!

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Another one here!

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At last, I caught a Dragon. Oh no! Is a Godzilla!

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Beware! They always come in a pair.

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Come on, don’t be as slow as the tortoise!

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How many of them are there?  Hmm…yet to figure out.

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Oops!  Is that an octopus or a snake or other thing else?

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Are you the octopus or an “automated push button”?

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Are there anymore?

Most probably the Tiger has escaped in the bush!

Author: Sydney Fong

Hi, I am Sydney, a Singaporean. Making a living as an Architectural Illustrator, 3d product designer and visionary. My blog entails categories of my interest, joy, upheaval of life and its destiny. Every post has its own characteristic. It conveys a story of its own, and the life of its owner.

63 thoughts on “55) Crouching Tiger and the Hidden Dragon, Why are you hiding there?

  1. Wow! Some of them are so real!

  2. Very neat sculpture, Sydney!

  3. Wow, really amazing!!! Beautiful wood art work!!!

  4. Only an artist can turn a tree stump into a beautiful sculpture…. WOW!!!!!

  5. Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    This wood sculpture contains several hidden animals…see if you can find them. Thank you Sydney.

  6. Charming!
    Music is lovely, Sydney.
    I am working on your post now. :-)
    Be well.

  7. My heart ‘leapt’ when I saw the ‘dragon’…. I love the reptile world, Sydney… Thank You for the wonderful images..! :)
    I loved the music.. :)

    • Thanks, Carolyn! I like most of the reptiles, except crocodile and house lizard.
      But strangely they like me? Especially house lizard, they like to crawl on my ceiling and sometime sky fall on me!
      That is creepy!
      I see you then, happy Blogging! Cheers!

  8. Reblogged this on vienaqui and commented:
    Wow ! these are amazing photographs of truly beautifully carved art . All of these images are lovely

    • Thanks for the Reblog! They actually got more than what I posted; things like eagle and flowers etc.
      Yes, they are just lovely, what the amazing things done by the Eco Artist !
      Have a peaceful day ahead! Cheers!

      • You are welcome , maybe you should post some more they are really amazing. I am trying to get some post done since soon I will be going away to Panama and not sure how much if anything I will able to post from there. There are many places I am planning on going that do not have internet…

      • Panama? I heard many things about this country! Is okay, no problems at all, Sydney’s door always open 24 hours, coincident tally with 7-11.
        You have a safe and wonderful trip and don’t forget bring your passport along! Cheers!
        Finally, better get a tail’s wind plane!

      • jajajaja..thank you . I think I did communicate with you about going there some time ago when talking about the crazy traffic…

      • I can’t really recall, sorry for my brain speed! Any way wish you all the best!
        Sydney sending his angel troops open up the path for you! :)

  9. I’ve always found tree stumps visually compelling. Now you’re going to have me looking even more closely. Such marvelous inspired work there.

    • I feel great after receiving the compliments from you, and without any Blogger appreciation, they might be sitting there waiting for sun rise and sun set ( I noticed not many people notice it)!
      Thanks, Jnana! Have a nice day and happy Blogging!

  10. Absolutely loved these images – especially the Komodo Dragons! I’m writing a novel that includes komodo dragons, believe it or not. Thank you for a great post. :D

    • Thanks for your visiting! You are writing novel? Wow! That is a great thing to do!
      I wish your writing come in success! Cheers!
      And don’t forget to sound me out when is done! See you!

      • Will do! So far novel isn’t going too well. I got about 150 pages into it and then decided it needs a lot of work. A LOT of work! :( So it’s back to square one. But I will definitely sound you out when it is done. Thanks for the encouragement …because I’ve been feeling really DIScouraged. Hopefully soon the novel will be presentable! :)

      • I understand, novel is a long path! You need a lot of planning, strategies , skills, knowledge and of course the energy etc etc.
        I did tried too, but after 30k of words, I lost 60 kg of energy. Haha!
        Never mind, nice try and keep trying! Let’s learn together and follow the path of the wisdom.
        Who knows, it could be a few steps away!
        Have a nice day! Cheers!

      • I hope you have a nice day too! Thanks for the encouragement. I’m sorry you struggled with writing your novel …but it’s also encouraging to know that I’m not alone in the process of struggling. :)

      • Once you are Blogging, you can never be alone! Haha!

  11. I love this post!!! I also love your new title/header photo! Happy New Year!!!

  12. Some looks even more intimidating than the real counterparts.

  13. Brilliant!! This is just about the most amazing sculpture I’ve ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. You live near some of the most beautiful objects and places, on the Earth!

  15. I like this post,Fantastic photo,Have nice day

  16. Amazing! Very intricate carvings. Thanks for sharing them!

  17. I was right. I could NOT have imagined these wooden gems, nor the lush flora wherein they’re situated. You get a blast of fresh air from this post it’s so well done and beautifully presented. Bravo, Sydney…and bravo Singapore! Truly a place of colorful and surprising landmarks.

    • I thank you on behalf of Singapore Botanic Gardens and they should thank me and pay me a peanut in return!
      Just a lame wish from a lame person!
      I like to draw attention from the niche, Don’t blame me, blame the title!
      Have a great day, Karen!

  18. wonderful pix, fantastic movie, too… :-) Nature will always be THE Best artist, the only one able to reach perfection… :-)
    – – –
    do hope to visit S’pore some day, if I return to Japan & Taiwan, it would be an interesting stop-over… :-) btw, an ex University mate has married a Singaporean architect in London, UK and they moved back to S’pore several years ago… He designed one of your subway stations.
    Sunny greetings, have a super-Friday and a serene weekend! :-)

    • Melanie, thanks for the link! Is so informative and educational!
      I am so glad to know they are people doing good for the art and earth.
      And I wonder which MRT station was designed by your Architect friend, who knows is one hundred steps away! :)
      Have a great weekend ahead!

  19. This wood carving is intricate. Great skill went into it – not just from human hands…

  20. Wow, they are so real, especially the ‘dragon’ hehehe.

  21. Hello, this weekend is nice in support of me, because this moment i am reading this impressive informative article here at my residence.

    • Glad to hear that and sorry for the ‘super late’ reply!
      This is one of the special corners in Singapore Botanic Gardens.
      There are many many more of these suprises in this 100 over years old garden. :)

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