The Blue Nightingale
Acrylic Painting, Silkscreen Printing & Stitchwork on Canvas
The original image for this artwork was taken on a day out exploring. 92 Cairnhill is a heritage home that is located in a road just off Singapore’s well-known Orchard Road. The overgrown foliage surrounding this particular home is what initially drew me to this image. I love the way the blue gate is framed by large tropical plants; it reminds me of the story of the secret garden. I think Singapore’s historical homes have many stories to tell and this is just one of them. These patterns re-emphasizes the unique mix of cultures that are visually displayed in Singapore’s Shophouses.
The washes of blue in the background of this artwork were inspired by the turquoise and blue tropical seawater of South East Asia.