Scarlet Chiropetra

The patterns on the work are made from impressed clay on plaster molds–which were created from the antique molds I have collected. The collection of molds from unknown craftsmen in the past, allows the possibility to combine works from different craftsmen in a single piece of work. In this piece, I am making use of […]

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Chiffon Peony

The patterns on the work are made from impressed clay on plaster molds–which were created from the antique molds I have collected. The collection of molds from unknown craftsmen in the past, allows the possibility to combine works from different craftsmen in a single piece of work. In this piece, I am making use of […]

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April, April, der macht was er will

The patterns on the work are made from impressed clay on plaster molds–which were created from the antique molds and brass stampings I have collected. The collection of items, allows the possibility to combine different ornaments collected from different parts of the world, in a single piece of work. Each piece of the clay in […]

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Fidgety Feet

The patterns on the work is made from impressed clay on plaster molds–which were created from the antique molds I have collected. The collection of molds from unknown craftsman in the past, allows the possibility to combine works from different craftsmen in a single piece of work. In this piece, I am making use of […]

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Oryza Tuberose

Shaped as a pastry mold, Oryza Tuberose is an attempt to portray two poetic and witty Chinese Euphemism of the word faeces together. fèn mǐ tián gòng 糞 – 米田共 Shit – Rice Field Altogether (Direct Translation of each character) yè lái xiāng 夜来香 Night Blooming Plant (Refering to Night Soil – human excreta collected […]

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U+1F595 Talisman

U+1F595 Talisman involves researching about the folklore of an ancient skilled exorcist, Shi Gan Dang from Tai Shan Mountain. I gained interest of Shi Gan Dang because of a yellow jade (named Shi Gan Dang/Resisting Stone) placed at my balcony for Feng Shui. The yellow jade is engraved with Shi Gan Dang and it function […]

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Bloom & Blossom

“Png Kuehs are shaped after the longevity peach, (lotus seed bun) originated in the Chinese tradition. The peach body in these works symbolizes the Longevity peach which is also a representation of the ‘Peaches of Immortality’. According to the Chinese folk myths, these peaches ripen every thousand years in the heaven and grant immortality to […]

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Moon Zeitgeist

“The works are woven together through repeated imageries of mooncakes, rabbits, and egg yolks. Emerging from these icons are two female figures from Chinese culture. Depicted with overflowing hair, Chang’e is the heroine in a tragic folk tale who was given immortality at the expense of being separated from her husband. Smiling with rosy cheeks […]

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Malfunctioning Series

Malfunctioning 2017 comprises a series of cropped or integrated ceramic vessels. They are experimentation of forms, derive from vessels that Shayne is fascinated with- Traditional Coffee Pot, Watering Can, Smoking Pipe and Spittoon. Vessels were reconstructed and afterwards slip cast to either slice, join with another piece or attach to readymade objects. She recreated them […]

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Longevity Png Tor

Longevity Png Tor is a semiotic study of peach in the Chinese culture and mythology. Layering Png kuehs on the peach body is an act of decoding symbols. The textured patterns on the Png kueh (Teow Chew traditional rice cake) are insignificant when they were found as a consumer product in our daily lives and […]

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