Year: 1995

By Han Sai Por

Material : Granite

Location : Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, Waterfront

Duration : Permanent

Collection : Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Dimensions : Dimensions Variable

A plant’s life cycle begins with a seed. This contains an embryo that has the potential to grow. Once the seed is set in a place where it can merge with the elements of nature, germination takes place and the embryo, once dormant, comes to life. Seeds are a recurring subject matter for sculptor Han Sai Por. Located here at Esplanade’s Waterfront, Han’s four granite sculptures symbolise the germination of the arts on fertile ground. Cultural Medallion recipient Han Sai Por is best known for her stone sculptures inspired by shapes and organic forms from nature. She often uses granite and marble in her sculptural pieces as they are natural and yet hard materials that can withstand the test of time and forces of our environment, and are hence symbolic of the resilience of life.

This artwork was kindly donated by ST Engineering.


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