By Brother John Joseph McNally
Material : Glass, copper, bronze and polyester resin
Location : National University of Singapore, Faculty of Science, Block S16
Duration : Permanent
Collection : National University of Singapore Museum
Dimensions : 3.40m x 1.22m x 1.22m
"In Tree of Elements, I symbolise Chinese motifs. The form itself looks like an abstract tree or the element of wood. The base material however is the metal copper-bronze. The lower section I made to resemble a wooden piece now in the SAM (Singapore Art Museum) called "Animalhood" and which for me is a metaphor for earth. Above that is a fish form which stands for water. The fish seems to "kiss" a phoenix which in the West is the bird of fire." - Brother Joseph McNally
Gift of Brother Joseph McNally.