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Not Just a Little Red Dot: Vanda Miss Joaquim

$950

Retailing exclusively at Design Orchard, Singapore

Acrylic on canvas
60cm x 75cm

Unveiled in 1981 as Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen for its resilience and year-round blooming quality. It is also a symbol of Singapore’s multicultural heritage.

This is my take on the orchid, and I chose a vibrant colour palette to symbolise the confluence of ethnicity, beliefs, gender, culture and all things diverse in Singapore, and the country’s never ending efforts in striving to achieve a balance and embrace the beauty in diversity.

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.