This piece was inspired by the most frequent mode of commute – the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit). Apart from public buses, the MRT is pretty much the most convenient and accessible mode of transport for most Singaporeans. I used to dislike taking the MRT because I tend to not get a seat especially during long rides. However ever since I entered NTU, I did not have much of a choice but to take the MRT as it is the most inexpensive and convenient mode of transport. As I live in Tampines, it takes me around 1.5 to 2 hours to get home. I used to be on my phone throughout the entire ride but as time passes, I grew to enjoy looking out of the windows as the train whizzes past one station after another. The use of repetition of circles and triangles is reflective of the different buildings and individuals scattered around when being viewed through the windows. Scattered and blurred, it made realise that living in a fast paced society, we have lost the value of living in the moment because life moves at such a fast pace that it seems to pass us by before we can really enjoy it. Hence, through this piece, I hope to convey the idea of taking pauses amidst the chaos.
Inspired by Piet Mondrian, this is my name created using De Stijl theory!