Monday, October 13, 2014

Tiong Bahru – Portraits of History IV


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Here are some sketches published in the book done with the Sailor fountain pen.


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Ink sketches on Acid Free Paper, A5 size, executed starting from the end of Febrary, 2013

I thought perhaps a form of ‘in the making’ and defining Tiong Bahru’s identity vis a vis the current influx of the creative community, both local and foreign, working with my affinity of incorporating digital technology into my work, and my coincidental discovery of the Sailor fountain pen’s ability of making exquisite fine line, could capture and document Tiong Bahru at this moment in Time. Incorporating in it is also the hint of a certain inevitability of its future. The sketches set out to capture these multifaceted aspects of Tiong Bahru, which are not just limited to its architectural conservation merits, but its food, the people, the details indicating the trace of practices and perhaps unraveling the sign which would cajole the collective memory of the past or present residents whether Singaporeans or foreigners. It is in this direction that I construe my ink sketches. Of course, due to my training in architecture and urban design, my observation and understanding weighted towards its spatiality, be it the transient or the permanence. I hope to be able to unravel the Genius Loci of Tiong Bahru, a term borrowed from Christian Norberg-Schulz.

Original works Ink on Archival Paper.
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This is a collection on the architectural spaces of Tiong Bahru.
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