Project 2: “Forrest Gump” Quotes

For our second project “Forrest Gump” , we were required to look for 4 quotes and create 4 images based on these quotes. Here are the quotes that I’ve chosen.

“Sometimes it’s the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine.” – Joan Clarke, The Imitation Game 


Based on the real-life story of Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who is credited with cracking the German Enigma code, The Imitation Game portrays the nail-biting race against time undertaken by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of the Second World War.Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war and saved thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.


“Hell yeah im a botanist! Fear my botany powers!”– Mark Watney, The Martian


When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find a way to survive on the hostile planet. Meanwhile, back on Earth, members of NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring him home, while his crew mates hatch their own plan for a daring rescue mission.

“You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.” – Harvey Dent, The Dark Knight

“Madness is like gravity, all it takes is a little push.” – The Joker, The Dark Knight


Set within a year after the events of Batman Begins, Batman, Lieutenant James Gordon, and new district attorney Harvey Dent successfully begin to round up the criminals that plague Gotham City until a mysterious and sadistic criminal mastermind known only as the Joker appears in Gotham, creating a new wave of chaos. Batman’s struggle against the Joker becomes deeply personal, forcing him to “confront everything he believes” and improve his technology to stop him. A love triangle develops between Bruce Wayne, Dent and Rachel Dawes.

Project 1B: The secret life of Christopher Turner

“It’s a funny thing about comin’ home. Looks the same, smells the same, feels the same. You’ll realize what’s changed is you.”

In a world plagued by the normality of everyday routines, there lives a boy not quite like any other. Christopher Turner was not like any normal 12 year old. He had a wizened face and a back slightly hunched. His twinkling eyes were framed by thick white eyebrows and on his stubbled chin were white whiskers. Christopher may be 12 years of age but his body was that of an old man about to reach the end of his time. However, for each year that is added to Christopher’s age, his body grows stronger, his sight grows sharper and his limbs move faster. In a world where he’s the only one moving backwards, Christopher is faced with many difficult life situations and challenges. However, before we embark on the secret life of Christopher Turner, we would have to go back to the spring of 1945 when he landed himself into Orange County’s state prison.

My storyline was mainly inspired by the movies ShawShank Redemption and The Curious case of Benjamin Button. I was really intrigued by the idea of a person aging backwards and thought it would be really interesting to see what it would be like if the person were to live his life in prison. The idea of him getting younger as the people around him ages away in life long confinement.

Christopher Turner

The main character with this bizarre condition that got himself imprisoned.

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Mike Wheeler

A fellow inmate which Christopher befriended and went along with him on his many adventures in prison.

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Penelope Parker

A love interest of Christopher’s but they met before he went to prison.

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Final: My Line is Emo


Last Friday we had our final conclusion to our first 2D project: My Line is Emo. This project was definitely not an easy one especially when i encountered blocks in the creative process but through much perseverance and encouragement, I finally managed to pull through. I could say that I am pretty proud of the final outcome though some improvements could be made. For instance, some of the final pieces did not not reflect the idea behind the emotions as well as I thought.

Here are some shots taken from pages in my visual journal and I will briefly explain some of my favourite pieces.















Inspired by one of my reference artists, Hannah Quinlivan on her visit to Singapore, she spoke about how her visit to Singapore River inspired her. The historic sites and people in the area was what inspired her to create the sculpture entitled “Displacement”as well as paintings “Strands of Thought”, “Shades of Consciousness” and “After the Slipstream” . This made me think about my trip to the Himalayas and the emotions and experiences i felt during this trip.Hence I took a topographic map of the area and simplified it into contour lines in my work. I also chose to do it on black and white paper to symbolise the positive and negative emotions I felt throughout my trip.



Awkward pieces of paper fitted together.




whimsical flowy lines that resembles smoke.



A continuation of awkward, confident has lines that are fitted perfectly together .



Excitement has dynamic strokes full of energy




Overlying lines that resembles that of suffocation or the feeling of being tied down and restricted.



Project 1: My Line is Emo

For the past 4 weeks we have been experimenting with mark making using tools such as toothpicks, strings, springs and even plants! Each mark brings about a certain emotion or feeling through the curves and lines created.




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We also had the opportunity to try lino cutting for the first time and this was my first attempt at it! It was really fun creating the textures and satisfying to see the end product. This project has been really fun so far ( despite the tight deadlines coming up) and i hope to experiment more with paint as well as other mediums to see what marks I can come up with.


project 1: Zootopia?

Hi there!

For the past 3 weeks, our class embarked on a 3D project that required us to make animal or organism sculptures using junk materials that we scavenged from home, hardware stores or the thieves market at Kelantan Road.

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After looking around, I managed to gather some screws, bolts, hooks and a steamboat net from the thieves market which the uncle kindly gifted to me for free.

Project Execution

My initial plan was to make a seahorse using the steamboat net as the backbone and the hooks as the spine of the seahorse. However, I was advised by my prof to keep the sculpture simple and clean which left me stuck and I had to scrape the seahorse idea for something else. After much thought and experimentation, i borrowed the shell of a computer mouse from my friend along with some odd parts and i was able to piece together a tortoise.

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Initially, I covered the silver part of the computer mouse with black duct tape but i was advised to leave it exposed to show the rawness of the “shell”. The head was made using a steamboat net, odd parts from a hardware store for the eyes, silver handles cut off from a pot for the legs and a silver hook for the tail.

For my second “animal”, I went around the class looking for leftover materials and experimented with them to see what I could come up with.

This was my final product which closely resembles a bat.

The wings were made from the handle of a brush, ears were from silver wires, bolts for the eyes and the head was from part of a bottle pump.

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Overall, I thought this was a really interesting project and it taught me more about the creative process which was things don’t always turn out the way you want it to be. Hence, as artists we have to learn to see things from different perspectives and try new ways to get to our end result.