Category Archives: My Work

Toilets: Our Shared Space (Gallery)

(Do refer to Lydia’s Post for alternative post about the final product, and Vanessa’s Post for more detailed explanation of the creation of the music prompts.)

A collection of research material leading up to the final day itself.

Hint sites themselves



Password: Toilet

Smile for the Camera! Final Group Photo, it’s a success!

Image & Meaning – 4 Techniques of Photo Manipulation

Task: Create a 2-D Imagery that consider the use of the following action: ‘Add’, ‘Subtract’, ‘Substitute’ and ‘Superimpose’.

1) Adding to the Image: Smoking Your Way Though (Addition)


Description: I added in a man smoking right infront of the no-smoking sign; to show the blatant irony of how people seem to disrespect rules and signs nowadays almost to the point that it is a norm. I had to colour-tone the man in the picture since he was more orange than yellow originally, and had to turn up the highlights on him to attempt to make him match more to his background.

2) Through the Looking-Glass (Superimpose)


Description: Originally a shot peeking into the outside world from the National Museum, I switched the exterior to a more naturalistic shot to show the contrast between the cold, neutral world of walls as compared to the free, green grass on the other side; managed it through masking the green layer over the original.

3) Animal in Man Skin (Substitution)


Description: I substituted the original head of people viewing animals at the zoo with animal heads to show the irony of how humans are also animals themselves; and yet they choose to lock up other animals for their viewing pleasure.

The varying types of animals also show how different people in the society is similar to how animals behave in a safari-zone, many different people/ animals of different strengths and weaknesses living together in both harmony and discord.

4) Missing Someone (Subtracting)


Description: By cloning the tress in the background, I removed the original existing companion of the old couple strolling in the Botanic Gardens.

By adding shadows on the grass emphasised the fact that there used to be a person beside the other, despite the missing appearances.


Thoughts: The exercise further emphasised on the probable understanding of the human conscious towards connoted and denoted messages within pictures. People might interpret differently based on their personal perception and upbringing, owing it their culture and understanding of the particular subject itself.

It is interesting to see how people react differently to the same thing; akin to a devils’ advocate.

Stringing together a Sculpture (Project 2 – String Sculpture)

To connect strings together in an interesting manner –
I bought some flexible mahjong paper to test out a more flexible material for the strong sculpture; tested out an outrageous colour of yellow to try something out from my comfort zone.

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The first Prototype didn’t turn out as well as I had expected with White Fishing Lines – they were hard to prick through the paper and to use as a material for sewing. Decided to go with something softer and more bendable.

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For the second prototype, I liked the feeling of strength that the horizontal lines gave. They also lead our vision in straight lines; an easy focal point. I went ahead and picked up the black and white strings to use for the final product from Daiso.

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Third prototype – tested the usage of straight instead of leading lines. I liked the effect, hence I adopted it for the final product.

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And finally, the final product. I used the plastic sheet for its malleable flexibility. Its a challenge to predict and balance out the tension in order not to overtax certain areas of the plastic. Counteracted some of the faults and collapse of the structure by increasing a separate section of tension to the structure.

All I can say about the project, is that to balance and create an appealing structure at the same time is challenging; whilst looking organising yet interesting to look at.