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 humans when consumed. Longevity Png Tor has many layers of signs and symbols and is inviting you to explore them. All in all, it is created in hopes of warming the hearts of those who celebrate their culture and enchant all with its rosiness and beautiful myths.” – Longevity Png Tor

Bloom and Blossom are created with rare antique Png Kueh moulds, found in a few Antique shops in Singapore. I am captivated by the moulds symbolic nature and the folks’ humble crafts. In order to unveil clearly and preserve them, I pressed clay, adjusted the thickness and clarity to form a plaster mould. This allows the pressed clay to be extracted easily from the mould and thus, repeated with an arrangement around the peach body.

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Blossom

2018

Ceramic (white stoneware and coloured slip, 1200 degree)

27 x 27 x 19 cm

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2018

Ceramic (white stoneware and coloured slip, 1200 degree)

27 x 27 x 19 cm

 

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@Gajah Gallery 2018

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