I’m so excited to join my first exhibit in Tokyo next month. This is a big milestone for me as an artist. I’ve been busy thinking of concepts and drafting illustrations for the past few weeks. Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the exhibit in person due to some pressing commitments here in Singapore. This whole situation is just so heart-wrenching for me.
Drawing the design drafts
“Between Us” is organized by the brilliant people at Yellowren Productions. The theme focuses on showcasing connections not just with people but also with our environment. We met Joyce, Jeremy and Allan and we got to know more about their work and initiatives. I encourage to visit their website and Facebook page to get to know more about the wonderful work that they do.
Working on a piece featuring a cheesy bear
I wanted my work to communicate a few things. My pieces for this exhibit had to showcase something personal to me, something that at first glance could immediately show the theme “Between Us”, something that spoke about our relationship to our environment.
Working on the lettering
My collection is called “Animals and Cheesy Puns” since it is dedicated to my ultra-supportive husband, Lex, who loves animals and lettering. Without him I would not be the creative person I am today. I’ve come to appreciate cheesy jokes and puns only because of him.
The cheesy puns add a humorous spin to the anthropomorphism of the animals. The choice of using pyrography on wood was made to remind us of how we are affecting the environment. We are quickly burning through the resources of this planet. We need to make a more conscious effort to adapt more environment friendly practices in our lives.
My finished pieces
I’m very grateful for the opportunity of display my work together with other amazing artists. To learn more about the exhibit and other artists showing their work for “Between Us” go to Yellowren’s website.
- Website: www.yellowren.com
- Address: 577 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 768693
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Yellowren Arts Festival 2014 (Tokyo & Singapore) – Between Us
- Location: Design Festa Gallery
- Date: May 2-7, 2014 (Friday – Wednesday)
- Address: East Building, 150-0001 Tokyo, Shibuya, Jingu-Mae 3-20-2
- Telephone: 03-3479-1442
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