間

Year: 2021

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”.

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