Waiting at Sea
Mixed-media with sea glass
37.5cm x 53cm, 10cm x 10cm, 35cm x 20cm
Waiting at Sea is a series of paintings that negotiates the pasts of glass objects and its relationship with the natural environment in which they were discarded. The semi-natural production of sea glass presents a material that is loaded with the compression of time and space, steeped in the impacts of the Anthropocene.
Pieces of sea glass found along Singapore coast-lines are pulverised into fine powder and made into pigments. The paintings depict vague visuals derived from cartography, combined with figurative forms that creates a connection that is at once self-referential yet distanced, geographic yet placeless.