ASHLEIGH EVA NG TIEN YING
CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)
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2020
The Collector’s Gaze
Acrylic on canvas
61 x 45.7 cm

The prompt “Maharani’s (Queen) collection” spurred me to envision a character who embodies a collector. I think that the mindset of collectors is fascinating: to be so wholly invested and genuinely interested in a single domain; taking pride in the expansion of one’s collection, to choose to be a master of one field takes remarkable resolve. Thus I chose to portray Maharani’s character as someone who is always looking beyond for the next piece of her collection.

Secondary 4
The Collector’s Gaze 2020 Acrylic on canvas 61 x 45.7 cm

The prompt “Maharani’s (Queen) collection” spurred me to envision a character who embodies a collector. I think that the mindset of collectors is fascinating: to be so wholly invested and genuinely interested in a single domain; taking pride in the expansion of one’s collection, to choose to be a master of one field takes remarkable resolve. Thus I chose to portray Maharani’s character as someone who is always looking beyond for the next piece of her collection.