KE SHUWEN
Nanyang Girls' High School
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2021
Memory in Black and White
Charcoal on wood
60 x 25 cm

Charcoal is a new medium for me and I enjoyed using it to create bold outlines and dark shading. The downside is that it is literally impossible to erase the charcoal completely from the wood grain, thus, we have to be accurate in our observation and get it right in one go.

Surprisingly, I figured out how to blend it in with my finger and a handmade paper stump.

I feel lucky to have been given the opportunity to try out new materials and media, exploring independently and discovering solutions to my problems. I have learnt to dare to learn, explore, dream big.

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2021
The Hand
Clay and plaster

The artwork is a futuristic entertainment centre for people. This is my first time using plaster, I faced some challenges like not knowing how to layer it on properly. However, I managed to fix them with paper clay.

The structure looks like a six-fingered hand, showing abnormality, change, like the people of the future. The details like triangles and rhombuses are inspired by Norman Foster’s works.

The ring and little balls of clay represent parts of an atom, a small yet important thing as it makes up all the matter in the world. This represents the importance of resting in our stressful lives.

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2021
The Hand
Clay and plaster

The artwork is a futuristic entertainment centre for people. This is my first time using plaster, I faced some challenges like not knowing how to layer it on properly. However, I managed to fix them with paper clay.

The structure looks like a six-fingered hand, showing abnormality, change, like the people of the future. The details like triangles and rhombuses are inspired by Norman Foster’s works.

The ring and little balls of clay represent parts of an atom, a small yet important thing as it makes up all the matter in the world. This represents the importance of resting in our stressful lives.

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Memory in Black and White 2021 Charcoal on wood 60 x 25 cm

Charcoal is a new medium for me and I enjoyed using it to create bold outlines and dark shading. The downside is that it is literally impossible to erase the charcoal completely from the wood grain, thus, we have to be accurate in our observation and get it right in one go.

Surprisingly, I figured out how to blend it in with my finger and a handmade paper stump.

I feel lucky to have been given the opportunity to try out new materials and media, exploring independently and discovering solutions to my problems. I have learnt to dare to learn, explore, dream big.