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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Solace to the Complicit

Solace to the complicit 2017 invites the audience to walk through the bridge surrounded by hundreds of gold dotted Png kueh. The recording of a lullaby I sang will be played continuously and acts as a framework for the installation. This recording plays a twisted version of the lullaby my mum sang me to sleep […]

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Kopi Kueh

An experimentation with replacing the cold harsh industrial look of the Traditional Coffee Pot – can be found in most of the Southeast Asia countries. I really like the structure of the Coffee Pot and I am also delighted to find them still in use at numerous coffee shops. I gave them a new look […]

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