There are two lovely sculptures located outside Peranakan Museum. Peranakan Museum is the first of its kind museum specialize in Peranakan culture. You will see a cat sculpture lying on the front court yard floor, before stepping in the building.
The sculpture “Unielephant” was done by Artist, Philip Treacy; a world-renowned British milliner who made hat to stars and royalty.
This is one of the art exhibition programme initiated by “Art in The City” under The Fullerton Heritage. The objective of the programme is to promote local art and culture as well as refusing art within the city.
ASEAN Sculpture Symposium, with the aim of promoting a sense of community among sculptors of member countries whose works of art will be visible symbols of regional cooperation. A collection of sculptures held at Fort Canning Park, this is first sculpture symposium in Singapore, but not the last.
A bronze sculpture name “Pedas Pedas” located behind National Museum of Singapore, this is by Sculptor Kumari Nahappan. Pedas in Malay means spicy.
Kumari is a conceptual artist based in Singapore. Her signature and iconic made her won many awards and international fame.
Sculpture “Unveiling Friends”
Sculptor Walter Matia was born in Maryland, United states. Graduate in Massachusetts with degrees in Biology and Art Design.
As Walter says,” I am a hunter, a fisherman, a bird watcher, a book collector, a lover of natural history curiosities, an undisciplined dog trainer, and some say, a good game cook. I enjoy these passions-which have their own rewards; but they also provide the narratives of my art. I am not searching for more facts, they can be had in abundance from secondary sources; I am trying to understand the whole sense of a place.”
Dragons carry a significant role in Chinese culture. It symbolizes a ranking, prosperity and fortune. By engraving or sculpting dragon on building monuments, it enhances the strength and appearance of the architectural language.
Shots I have captured from Bright Hill Temple ensemble the dragon symbols. Rail post wrapped around with carved dragon, size of 20cm in diameter and 45cm in height. It envelops the place for offerings where visitors pay respect to their ancestors.
A pair of magnificent butterfly-like beams, painted with dragon’s character proudly tie down to the frame of the holy minder.
The wall art revealing the interesting and legendary myths.
The temples are guided and guarded by the dragons sitting on the roof ridge. It clearly defines a place with respectable reputation and status.
What is this painting to you? Mountain scenery? Or grass patch with water background? Or is something else?
The painting was actually captured from this moldy concrete sculpture and fine-tunes it by Photoshop.
Nature is Art. Art is Nature.