More exploration Week 3 (25/08)

For the last lesson, i managed to explore a lot more materials to use for mark making and i was pretty satisfied with what i have done that lesson. 🙂


Brought the sponges i mentioned the other week that i didnt use along with some plastic bowls, cotton bud, waste cardboard scrap paper.

IMG_7515manage to use the white paint as well which gives a nice shade of colour when its mixed with some of the black.


IMG_7501prints the face sponge produced!


IMG_7503For this, i used a paint brush to brush on the black square surface and used a roller to print out on the newsprint. It turned out pretty abstract and i really liked it.


IMG_7504Done this with the scrap cardboard pieces which has an interesting outcome as well.

IMG_7508Done with the plastic bowl, making prints with the surrounding texture.


Used a cotton bud to draw on the surface, trying out if geometric shape works.



Tried doing other swirls as well! 🙂


Tried with some leaves as well, which didn’t turn out as good.. Couldn’t really see the shape of the leaves. It was better when i smudge it in black paint and pressed it on the paper though!

here it is:



Lastly, the top half of this picture is using bubble wrap which gave a really nice visual texture! whereas the bottom half is another try-out of the facial sponge.

Overall, I’m really glad that i explored more this time and the outcomes were a lot better the previous time i did!


Project 1: Picture Story- Curating Self

TASK 1: Object & representation of self

I chose to use this golden watch as this is one of the objects that is very significant to me. It was given to me by my mom who bought it about 24 years ago. Its actually a vintage watch and i really treasure it a lot.  IMG_7809
I feel that watches in general is very significant to my life as to me I interpret a watch as a timeless and rigid object but yet in contrast to us humans, a day goes by extremely quickly as time is ticking every moment. As the saying goes, “Time waits for no man”, it explains how we have to really treasure every moment of our lives as we cannot rewind time. It can also be explain by the fact a watch is a constant such that the design of this watch is made a point of time, years ago as shown in the picture below, where the details of the watch doesn’t change  even after so long. As compared to us, we are constantly changing overtime and we are flexible in the things we do in our daily life which makes us who we are today.


Thus this explains why I took this picture in a way that the size of the watch face is comparable to my face to show an actual comparison. Also, I took it in a way such that the watch is focused whereas my face is blurred so as to convey that what i am going through now is still a blur and it takes time for myself to actually be clear of the things that I am doing in life. Or another interpretation is that we can never be very clear of what is going to happen ahead of time but yet we have to try our best to do what is right.

Lastly, the third picture i chose is a close up shot of me interacting with the watch where the watch is beside the life line of my palm which shows a contrast on how time actually defines one thus it is compared to the life line of my palm which represents fate as all of us change in some way or another overtime.


Here are some other pictures of the full body/ mid range shots of myself and the watch:




TASK 2: My World


The place I chose that is significant to me is the Pasir Ris Park playground and in particular the “Spider Web” which is shown in the first picture. It is about 3 stories high when you actually climb to the peak. It has been there for many years as it was my childhood playground since I was about 4. It is actually a really memorable and nostalgic place for me and even till now whenever I cycle with my siblings in the park I would definitely stop by this playground to rest or play the swing and occasionally climb this spider web.


This second picture that is focused on the rope and the route to the top is blurred as I am trying to convey the young me climbing this for the first time and I although wasn’t sure of what I am doing and what is ahead of me but I still do it anyway. Thus, climbing this spider web was a blur to me at that point of time. Another thing this photo has shown is that the rope has duct tape pasted over some parts to show that it is actually very old and yet it is still sturdy as ever.


Next, from the last picture i presented in class, I was trying to convey the view I saw when I was young where I didn’t think that I could actually reach the peak. It portrays the image I see when I have reached the peak for the first time, the sense of satisfaction just by looking down from the peak.

These are the other pictures that i took which i didn’t choose to present:IMG_7727-minThis shows how huge the spider web is such that it can also be seen from afar that actually attracts children to go there.



This explains the feeling of domination and being on top of the world as other facilities in the playground seem so small from the peak of the spider web.


This are the pictures presented in class. 🙂



Title: Just Me
Genre: Documentary| Comedy
Story: Growing up, I didn’t face much of a problem as I feel that i had a wonderful and memorable childhood. Extremely thankful for my parents who were very understanding such that they are willing to give my two siblings and i freedom to do anything we want to without any expectations as long as we are happy with what we are doing. Of course in life there are phases where we feel extremely demoralised and sad on circumstances we face but yet there are also happy moments that we keep in our memories. However, the emotions we express to others might not be the same as what our minds are thinking.


Did my first ever mono-printing last Thursday 18/08! It was a pretty good experience after all. Took me quite long to think of materials to use for mark making and still have to explore more! Didn’t bring much on the first lesson compared to others, only brought a few cotton wool and mini sponges.

Tried to use cotton wool for mono-printing but it didn’t really show any results as shown. Pretty disappointed as I thought that will be some prints on the paper but it turned out opaque black 🙁 Although the inverse showed a little more texture it wasn’t very distinct. Tried using the roller on it and I like how there are different shades of black due to the different pressure used.


IMG_7486-minRoller used!

Then I decided to do some paper-cuts since I didn’t really bring much materials and tried to cut out many triangles to create some patterns. It didn’t turn out to be anything special to me as it was too rigid in its shape? hahaha but the inverse didn’t turn out too bad!




Tried using crushed paper towels too, which finally had more prints coming out and the lines can be seen quite clearly with the dotted texture of the paper. 🙂

Probably the favourite one of the day!


Didn’t manage to try to use my sponge this time but I’ll use it the next lesson to explore more abstract prints! Overall, I actually like the inversed printing better as it isn’t too dark and there are more shades of black. Definitely have so much more to improve!!!!