We often overlook the small details like the condition of furniture in our daily lives. This cushion stuffing represents how our minds alter, intertwined with many other aspects of our lives. The colour serves as a reminder that everything will soon come to an end.
Acrylic on Paper
42 x 29.7 cm
This artwork shows brightly coloured elements in contrast with a dark background hence the focus is on the elements. This piece is inspired by one of my past performances, also named heartstrings The performance date was near PSLE and there was a hard time balancing both commitments hence the bloody tear on the ruler and sunflower which symbolises the performance(sunflower) and ruler(studies). the The chains have literal meanings, while the “heart grenade” shows both sadness and excitement like the idiom “my heart is about to burst”. In the midst of all this chaos, the seashell is chaining everything down as it symbolises relaxation, like how we often put seashells near our ears to listen to the sound of the ocean.