XIE XIAOYING (PART 1)
Nanyang Girls' High School
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2021
War with Destiny
Acrylic on Canvas

The unknown future shines bright and clear, filled with endless possibilities. As scary as it may seem with each step taken on the Tree of Destiny spiralling up into the future, one’s vision becomes clearer with each step. The sky remains clear for one to paint their own story.

 

This painting is inspired by my story of triumphing over the thorny obstacles faced in the past and my dream of a clearer, brighter future. The structure of the tree is based on the beanstalk in the famous fairy tale.

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2020
Pitter-Patter
Watercolour and Ink on paper

Humans and nature. Do they go hand in hand? ‘Pitter-patter’; that is the fish’ cries at our developing world. They watch and remember every moment of our lives, their resentment and anger emerging from our reflections.

 

This painting was a take on nature’s perspective on humans, personifying in the form of water, an integral part of our lives that comes with us wherever we go, in the form of fish. The painting captures a puddle splash frozen in time, yet the emotions the fish bring forth are bursting with passion.”

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2020
Untitled Fashion Design Process
Digital Media

 “Preparatory designs for a fashion project in AEP. The theme for the outfit is ‘Mechanical Nature’.

 

While nature runs free and wild, mechanics are stiff, hard and cold. Combining the two contrasting and contradictory subjects together brings forth a dynamic visual.

 

Rustic elements of both nature and mechanics are chosen to bring harmony to the work. The cage-like designs not only resemble olden crinolines that are usually on the inside and concealed, but embody the stiffness of steel.”

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2020
Overflow
Paper Sculpture

The mind is an ever flowing fountain of thoughts. As many roses it blooms, as many thorns it weaves. Perhaps it is wise to think of the mind as a teapot. So full of thoughts freshly brewed that it leaks out a garden of thoughts that envelop the body.   

 

This work focuses on the overflowing nature of thoughts, representing it in a whimsical, elegant form. Thoughts run wild in humans’ minds; the choice of subject gives a semblance of the elegant chaos in Alice in Wonderland gracefully brings forth that.

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2020
Overflow
Paper Sculpture

The mind is an ever flowing fountain of thoughts. As many roses it blooms, as many thorns it weaves. Perhaps it is wise to think of the mind as a teapot. So full of thoughts freshly brewed that it leaks out a garden of thoughts that envelop the body.   

 

This work focuses on the overflowing nature of thoughts, representing it in a whimsical, elegant form. Thoughts run wild in humans’ minds; the choice of subject gives a semblance of the elegant chaos in Alice in Wonderland gracefully brings forth that.

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War with Destiny 2021 Acrylic on Canvas

The unknown future shines bright and clear, filled with endless possibilities. As scary as it may seem with each step taken on the Tree of Destiny spiralling up into the future, one’s vision becomes clearer with each step. The sky remains clear for one to paint their own story.

 

This painting is inspired by my story of triumphing over the thorny obstacles faced in the past and my dream of a clearer, brighter future. The structure of the tree is based on the beanstalk in the famous fairy tale.