Stitching a Dream
Acrylic on Canvas
42 x 59.4 cm
This artwork shows the connection between past and the present. The past, where the lives of women were mainly limited to domestic chores and had to live their lives within a cultural paradigm that defines and confines a woman’s role; the present, where women today are afforded comparable opportunities as men, and most importantly- in terms of education.
The sewing also represents the painstaking efforts taken by the mother to ensure her child enjoys a good education. The embroidered product - the Nanyang emblem - symbolises that.