Saturday, July 11, 2015
The 'rain-droplets' of Jurong Rock showers the Jurong Eco-Garden
Jurong Rock Sculpture for JTC CleanTech Eco Garden Project
With Baet Yeok Kuan, Chua Boon Kee, Lim Soo Ngee, Yeo Chee Kiong
The design starts with the idea of using the original Jurong Rock that was unearthed from Jurong
island as a carving material. Through polishing its unique texture and color, and carving it into the shape of rain-droplet, it can finally be installed as “rain droplets in a park”. This echoes the clean technology. The symbolic transformation of materializing an abstract idea of 'rain' through processing a raw stone artistically; we cherish our belief in creating a green living environment through clean technology.
This is the first time we work together as a team. It is quite an extraodinary collaboration different from many common sculpture practices in Singapore.
We created an art sculpture that is very different from other works because it is created by a natural resource that is found in Singapore. And every rain droplet in the sculpture is unique.
The Jurong rock is very fragile and it breaks into smaller pieces easily. It is very challenging to solve this problem in order to turn it into a perfect sculpture.