By Cheryl Chiw
Material : Stainless Steel with polished finish, reinforced metal frame support structure and concrete base.
Location : Punggol Waterway Park
Duration : Temporary
Collection : Public Art Trust
This ideogrammatic artwork takes its entry point from how the traditional Chinese character ‘間’(jiān) is a composite of the sub-characters ‘⾨’(door) and ‘日 ’(sun or day). As a whole, the character ‘間’ also denotes space or realm.
Symbolising a transition or passageway to a brand new world of possibilities, 間 explores how the COVID-19 pandemic had created a momentary pause in our fast-paced lives, opening up a precious interval to reflect on how we have lived and how we choose to live moving forward. Be it an opportunity for a new beginning or an obstacle for what lies ahead, the ideogram of ‘日’ (sun or day) depicts the passing of time in a relentless and unceasing cycle.
The work is commissioned by the National Art Council’s Public Art Trust as part of “Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us”.