Not Just a Little Red Dot: Jewel


Retailing exclusively at Design Orchard, Singapore

Acrylic on canvas
90cm x 60cm

Since its opening in April 2019, the HSBC Rain Vortex has been the centre of attention for many visitors to Jewel. As the world’s tallest indoor waterfall, the rain vortex sends rain-harvested, recirculated water seven stories down from the roof via a circular waterfall.

Rainwater harvesting is a practical way to recycle water, and it has been elevated to a whole new level through this architectural marvel. I attempt to replicate the melodious roar of the rain vortex through the use of colours and strokes, and if you look hard enough, the vortex ballerina might just appear!

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.