Sunday, May 22, 2011

"Open House" - Singapore Biennale 2011

When I think of garden, butterflies and flowers always come to my mind. Thus, my Garden Angel has a pair of butterfly wings, and a rose for her skirt. More flowers adorned her. Pink rose will be on her way to Barb Glasier in USA.

I love flowers. Many pieces of my jewellery are either floral or butterfly in design. Working on the flower theme for the May Inchies Mingle, I almost couldn't stop!
These are done with tatted flowers. (1 set for the Mingle and 1 set I'm keeping in my own album.)

And these are colours (both watercolours and marker pens) built up on ad-hoc designs made up pounding real flowers on watercolour paper.

My boy is doing his 2nd year Japanese as a 3rd language in school. For the cover of his portfolio, we did this pair of Japanese dolls.

I have not done these paper dolls for a long, long time since my school days. So I had to try making some as bookmarks first.

As usual, my girls also want to follow what I do, and since exams were just over. Joey is good and managed 4, almost on her own. I helped them with the hair.
Kayenderes Green (Canada) sent a Garden Fabric Fairy ATC. It's a delightful one and definitely an unique one!

Singapore Biennale 2011 just ended on 15 May. This 3rd biennale, entitled "Open House", featured 63 artists from 30 countries, and presented at the Old Kallang Airport, Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore and The Merlion Park at Marina Bay. Having no intention to go, but at my boy's last-minute request to visit the exhibition, we went on the last afternoon before the exhibition closed. It was a bit of a rush and such a pity we didn't manage to visit the Merlion Hotel.

Personally, I was not too impressed with this year's exhibits, compared to the 2nd one held in 2008. However, one of them by Charles Labelle, "Corpis, 2010 - ongoing (from Buildings Entered 1997 - ongoing)" left the deepest impression. With gesso and pencil drawing on book pages, he drew all the buildings he has physically entered since Sep 1997. It is a valuable collection of drawings, which are all so well-drawn.

Some of the other exhibits:

Part of the "Office Orchitect" by Michael Lee (Singapore).

The field of ruined and scarred plinths in "La Cannibale" created by Mike Nelson (UK).

"What a Difference a Day Made" presented by Michael Lin (Japan) who purchased the entire contents of a local hardware store, and the store recreated in the exhibition space, along with the crates in which the work has been shipped to Singapore.

"Within", RMIT frost drawing performance on glass wall by Gosia Wlodarczak (Poland).

1 comment:

Sumire Craft - すみれ手芸  said...

Joey will be very good at handicraft like her mum very soon.