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Moving May 21, 2010

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Thanks for the erm viewer ship since 2008!

Anyway I’ve moved to a greener land: http://sunflowerpot.wordpress.com

Card Designs September 19, 2008

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Not sure if I should post them here, but here are some (some of the many many many many) of the passing down cards which I did for the juniors. It’s a sec 4 thing, but there were a lot of undecorated cards so we randomly took them and decorated them.

I tried to draw what each junior like. Chunhui like spongebob/yellow I think, and Wenting like ducks and Rachel likes Bianca the mouse of course! And QiuLuan always eat seaweeds -.-” I think Wenting and Chunhui’s cards a lot!

Class Noticeboard September 19, 2008

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Been wanting to post this for a long time… but I lost those photos I took around chinese new year and kept forgetting to bring camera/upload etc.

So this is what Rachel and I designed for classroom noticeboard and Chinese New Year. Basicially all the boards are connected together with black borders much like roads, so it’s like a rat race in that way. Colours are bright.

I made the collage in the first/second picture (of a rat) using magazine pages. It used to have this long long long nice tail made of magazine rings (the school wanted us to recycle) but it kept fallingĀ off a few months later after it was put up so it was removed (so it became tail-less). Then we also tried to add in some chinese effect for CNY so 405 is written in chinesešŸ˜€ Quite nice calligraphy right?

Watercolour Painting of an Old Building September 17, 2008

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Done last year, for the assignments. I like this one quite a lot!

But for improvements, the building isn’t straight. It’s slanted, especially the last tower on the right. The statue of the horse is quite nice thoughšŸ˜€

My Pets in Watercolour September 17, 2008

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The one at the top right is my poor hamster Snowie (that’s not the real name anyway), here is how she died:

One fine Sunday morning I was feeling hungry so I cooked a bowl of maggie mee. It was spicy flavoured, hot and steamy and I have to wait for it to cool before I eat it. So I picked Snowie from her cage and put her on my hand and started feeding her sunflower seeds while waiting for the noodles to cool. And my hand was pretty near the bowl of hot noodles, in fact right on top of it.

Snowie sniffed around and jumped right into the bowl of hot noodles, thinking “hmm,… it must be tasty…” and of course that must have been the last thing she ate. (This sounds soĀ sadistic.)

And of course I tried to save her (I am not heartless) so I quickly picked her out of the noodles (and scalded my hand too) and ran her under the cool water tap (even though her most hated hobby is bathing) but she was cooked and burnt and passed away shortly after.

And I buried her under a very young coconut tree/sprout (in a box coffin lined with white tissue and her favourite food – peanuts and sunflower seeds) under my block. Here’s what happened, the coconut tree started dying soon after I buried Snowie underneath. And it died shortly after too… while the rest of theĀ coconutĀ sprouts planted with it are now big coconut trees.

Oh yes, that was 6 years ago -.-”

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And the one on the bottom right, which you can only see the head, is Xiao Bai (she looks just like Snowie) and someone gave her to me. More like abandoned. Xiao Bai gave birth to a litter of pups (baby hamsters) and the ex-owner decided to keep 2 of the young hamsters instead and gave her away to me, together with her other hamster baby which no one else wanted. I gave the other hamster baby (called Robin) to my classmate.

And that was 4 years ago.

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The big big big pet on the left is my guinea pig Miao Miao! Her initial name wasn’t that, but one day (in year 2006 end) she was sick, so Hanqing and I took her to the vet. And the guinea pig’s name was asked for, and we didn’t know what to put. And theĀ brilliantĀ idea came – name it Miao Miao, after Miao Hanqing, and that’s how Miao Miao’s name came about.

Miao Miao still lives happily andĀ healthilyĀ in my house now, with the other guinea pig, Fatball. (:

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Sorry if the whole story above has nothing to do with art at all. But I’ll put this post under writings, I wrote a lot ^^

Sketch of dancer September 17, 2008

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A more modern version of the dancers. The hat looks weird, out of place, cut into half, I’m not sure why though.

Sketches of dancers September 17, 2008

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These were done for coursework too, the last one is a gymnast I think. Personally I like the second one more.

Sketches for coursework September 17, 2008

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Done for coursework, when I was unsure of what to do.

Sketches of Old Buildings September 16, 2008

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These were done very long time ago, I think it was during sec 2 == I feel like posting stuff I did since I was 4 years old, I drew more often then. This whole year is just video video video and coursework, haven’t drawn anything with a pencil for ages.

And I don’t really like the second building, the shading is uneven already, and there are random deep black lines, in an attempt to make the whole thing straight. I seem to have trouble making buildings look straight.

Block Test 2008 (Part 2) September 14, 2008

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2a.

Liu Kang, Seated Model (Figure 2a)
1953, Oil on canvas

2b.

Hendra Gunawan Bandung as a Sea of Fire (Figure 2b)
1972, Oil on canvas, 117 x 197.5cm, Collection Ir Ciputra Foundation

(a) Describe the subject matter of these paintings.
In seated model by Liu Kang, the subject matter is a woman wearing a long red skirt and naked from the waist up. She is seated on a black wooden chair, with her right arm resting on the back of the chair, and holding a flower with her left hand.

In Bandung as a Sea of Fire by Hendra Gunwan, the painting is divided into two portions. The foreground and more prominent subject matter are two dead man lying on the ground, covered in blood. In the background, numerous people, some carrying children and big bundles, are running up a hill, seemingly fleeing from the raging fire behind them.

However, the atmosphere of both are drastically different. In Liu Kang’s painting, the woman looks relaxed with her eyes closed. Her hair is combed neatly, and she wears flowers in her hair and earrings. Her surrounding appear calm and peaceful, with trees, flowers and a building. Overall, with the calming and naturalistic colours, the whole painting and the subject matter, the woman, appear calm and composed.

In Hendra Gunawan’s painting however, the people appear shocked and scared. Dark colours and bright reds are used contrastingly, suggesting blood and fire. Overall, the people are aroused and appear nervous, running for their lives and the painting gives a dark atmosphere of life and death and destruction.

(b) Analyse and interpret the artists’ intentions.
Liu Kang is a Singapore pioneer artist. Having been trained and studied in Paris and been under the influence of post-impressionist such as Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin, he is also influenced by Chinese Ink Painting. Known for combining Western and Eastern painting techniques, many of his paintings revolve around carefree subject matters such as village life and leisure activities such as ‘Artist and Model’.

Hendra Gunawan, on the other hand, is an Indonesian Artist who has painted political themes and caused controversy and had been jailed. His paintings mostly revolve around darker themes such as death and separation. Compared to Liu Kang’s paintings that depict leisure life and activities, Hendra Gunawan’s paintings are darker and more serious. Seated Model, is another one of Liu Kang’s paintings, perhaps of a Balianse woman, is seated relaxed and casual, holding a flower, and although modeling for the artist, she does not appear to have any deep worries of the moment concerning matters such as life and death. Liu Kang probably only wanted to depict the woman dressed traditionally, seated in her own natural surroundings, appearing carefree and relaxed. He has done a well modeled painting of the woman, having her being the emphasis instead of the background, thus his intention might largely be on doing a proper human figure study.

In ‘Bandung as a Sea of Fire’ by Hendra Gunawan however, the artist does not seem to be concerned about painting realistically nor blending and modeling. He has used warm colours of express blood and fire, suggesting a dangerous and uncomfortable mood for this painting. The fire could well represent threats such as war and conflicts that causes death and destruction among people and villages. They have to flee for their lives. Based on the artist’s background, he might be suggesting the destruction caused by the politics, as well as the hardships suffered by the people.

(c) Discuss the impact the two paintings have on you.
Seated model by Liu Kang gives me a feeling that the traditional way of life is relaxed and happy. It has made me wonder if living in a quiet, natural surrounding is a better way of life than living in the city. It suggests how peace and nature seen in the painting can reflect relaxed people, free from worries and constraints. However, it also reflects that the traditional way of leisure life has disappeared, replaced by the busy city life. The painting impacts and raises awareness of the disappearing surroundings, tradition and culture.

Bandung as a Sea of Fire by Hendra Gunawan depicts the misery of the villagers, living a life of fleeing and anxiety. Certainly, whatever that caused the ‘fire’, be it war and conflict or the government could be helpless against harm and destruction. The painting relfects how destruction can cause death and unhappiness.

While I would have liked to live a relaxed life as depicted in Liu Kang’s painting, I sympathise with the victims in Hendra Gunawan’s painting. It is only through peace that people can be happy and relaxed and enjoy life.