Not Just a Little Red Dot: A Nation’s Architect


Retailing exclusively at Design Orchard, Singapore

Acrylic on canvas
85cm x 60cm

The visionary architect of modern day Singapore, which became independent in 1965. A man who believed in Singapore when others did not.

Harnessed social cohesion despite religious and ethnic diversity. Nurtured a Garden City decades before sustainability became a buzzword. Built an economy from scratch and made it one of the best places for businesses globally.

This piece is inspired by Singapore’s Founding Father Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the map of Singapore and the URA Master Plan colours – a tribute to the man who built a nation when there was none.

About the ‘Not Just a Little Red Dot’ collection

When someone mentions ‘Singapore’, what comes to mind?

Despite its small land footprint on the world map, Singapore has taken huge strides and big leaps since independence to transform into one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. In Singapore’s transformation journey, iconic national symbols and landmarks were created along the way to represent Singapore in the world, and unite all citizens as one.

Created in my signature contemporary and tactile style, each piece in the collection is inspired by an iconic national symbol or landmark from significant milestones in Singapore’s history and present day developments.

The year when the symbol was created or when the landmark was completed is ‘stamped’ on the artwork, serving as a timestamp marking its historical significance at various points in Singapore’s history.