CLARIS YEO SZE HWEE
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
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2020
Family Tapestry
Watercolour on paper

Through life's many twists and turns, a plethora of people enter and exit our lives, each leaving different experiences and emotions, subtle imprints on a canvas that starts blank but is painted in unexpected ways as time passes. Our lives are interwoven with many people through different times - be it your family, friends or more - creating a unique tapestry of connections, relationships and memories that span across a lifetime.

 

As I reflected on my own 'tapestry', one particular person stood out. She would shower me with love, encouragement and advice, imparting words of wisdom that shaped and moulded me into the person I am today. She was and is the foundation of my life and to me, will always be the first stitch of my tapestry.

 

My grandmother was a constant pillar of support in my life. Through my work, I aim to portray the process of growth and the development of unity within a family during hardships while integrating nature and its inherently transient qualities into my work to symbolise the inevitable, painful and ultimately beautiful passing of time, everlasting love at its most raw and natural form.

Alumni 2020 ( SEC )
Family Tapestry 2020 Watercolour on paper

Through life's many twists and turns, a plethora of people enter and exit our lives, each leaving different experiences and emotions, subtle imprints on a canvas that starts blank but is painted in unexpected ways as time passes. Our lives are interwoven with many people through different times - be it your family, friends or more - creating a unique tapestry of connections, relationships and memories that span across a lifetime.

 

As I reflected on my own 'tapestry', one particular person stood out. She would shower me with love, encouragement and advice, imparting words of wisdom that shaped and moulded me into the person I am today. She was and is the foundation of my life and to me, will always be the first stitch of my tapestry.

 

My grandmother was a constant pillar of support in my life. Through my work, I aim to portray the process of growth and the development of unity within a family during hardships while integrating nature and its inherently transient qualities into my work to symbolise the inevitable, painful and ultimately beautiful passing of time, everlasting love at its most raw and natural form.