By Chong Fah Cheong
Material : Bronze
Location : Gardens by the Bay (Waterfront promenade)
Duration : Permanent
Collection : Gardens by the Bay
Dimensions : 3.8m x 3.8m
Moongate features a bronze ring with a uniquely textured inner surface modelled after abstract shapes that draw inspiration from the phenomena of our constantly changing natural world, such as shifting sands, tongues of flames, and the changing forms of clouds. Conceived as a portal that explores ideas of journeying and arriving, the ring suggests continuity, connectedness and a sense of community that is central to what it means to be Singaporean. In this way, Moongate invites viewers to imagine fresh narratives as we author the next chapter of Singaporean history together.
The sculpture is situated in a lush landscaped garden, with a variety of flowering plants and trees on one side and open vistas of the Marina waterfront on the other.