Why did you decide to use vegetables like bokchoy and ladies’ fingers for this? What struck you about these veggies?
I wanted my concept to take on a tone-on-tone approach by using different shades of green from the two vegetables. At the same time, it must exhibit contrast, so I juxtaposed the solid form of the ladies’ fingers against the soft fluid lines of the bokchoy. Finally, I did layering by combining the diagonal lines, hexagonal form, varying heights, smooth and coarse textures within the composition.
What did you want viewers to see or understand about this arrangement?
I would want viewers to feel the sense of solitude, quietness and the facets of life in my composition. And to encourage the viewers to stay curious like a child, keeps on exploring, finding beauty even in their daily mundane chores. It’s always a joy!
Lastly, what does Nature for Pleasure mean to you?
It connotes the idea that if you allow your senses to feel nature, you will be able to discover happiness and beauty within.
Watch how designers and architects in Singapore are creating a City in Nature in our exhibition Garden Dreaming.