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Red Bouquet


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Earlier this year, January, for the early assignments of students I walked along Nruputhanga Road, following its path from K.R. Circle to Corporation Circle as I circled Cubbon Park, I found a flower seller.

On such a busy road, lined with office buildings and major state authority buildings, there were many places to get snacks, or a quick lunch, but there only one flower vendor. I wonder what made him chose this road…

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Missed a Spotlight


Missed a Spotlight

In the dining hall of the LaSalle hostel at East Coast Road, where the internet dependent residents spent most of their lives, was a line of overhead lights pointed at the wall dividing the kitchen from this large hall with long tables.

This space was rarely used for eating and used much more for finishing assignments as the tables provided ample room to spread out several sheets of A3 paper, craft material and files. Most fun happened during the submission week, when students would actually have to make room for others, and there were atleast 5 people working at any time, even the dead of the night. Sleep is for the weak.

Lasalle Residences, St. Patrick’s House (East Coast Road, Singapore)

 

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Killing a Tree


My final project for the course ‘Not just Green’, was a short video based on the poem On Killing a Tree by the Indian poet Gieve Patel.

The poem describes, very graphically, the act of murder. however it is not about the murder of a person but of a tree. It explains how difficult it is do defeat nature, requiring violence and effort.

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A Frog in the Grass

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For ‘Not Just green’, we spent a while exploring bio-technology as an element of our artwork.

This involved a trip to G.K.V.K.’s Department of Horticulture, where Dr. Sathyanarayana showed us around his Tissue Culture Laboratory. In fact, the garden outside his laboratory building also contains several sculptures based on Nature and Technology

…as we sat in the grass discussing what we had learnt about Plant Tissue Culture that day, someone spotted this little brown frog hopping around.