*The Pointless Writer*
has a life you're completely uninterested in. But it's okay because I can write. No abbreviations. No shoddy grammar (though I'm not immune to mistakes). Just quality writing on sometimes completely pointless topics.
UnPoints of Note
1. I write when fancy takes. Sometimes, fancy takes many months of leave.
Jurong West Primary School Art Exhibition: Jurong West Public Library
I had a pleasant surprise when I went to the Jurong West Public Library on 25 July 2013. More than pleasant, in fact. The feeling started as a mildly astonished "huh, would you look at that?"
Glue Batik by various P2 students
Being a terrible photographer and possessing shaky hands, I took a few shots and have uploaded the two best.
A lover of all things colourful, my brain gave the order to release happy hormones at the sight of these delicious batik palettes. This batik quilt of sorts hung like a majestic tapestry of yore (perhaps similar artworks hung in San Nila Utama's palace) along the winding staircase, commanding attention with its regal presence.
The feeling then grew into a semblance of awe when I reached the second level and was greeted by panels of student artworks, which included the following:
More glorious rainbows: Tie-dying on paper and cotton by P3 students
Charcoal drawings by P6s: Eye by Lim Say Yaw, inspired by Rene Magritte's The False Mirror (T), Son of Man by Nadiah Bte Mohamad Azman, inspired by Rene Magritte's Son of Man (B)
Water colour paintings by P6s: Sunflower by Ding Mohan, inspired by Van Gogh's Sunflowers (L), Milestones by Nur Syafina Bte Imran, inspired by Rene Magritte and Van Gogh (R)
Acrylic Painting by two P4 students
As I walked from artwork to artwork, the feeling blossomed, just like this acrylic flower, into a rainbow splash of awe, amazement, and wonderment at the love of the school for its students--to put up such an extensive display, spanning all levels--more than a hundred students' works were put up for public admiration!
I proceeded on to the third floor, eager to see what else could be seen, my initial mission to find a book all but forgotten.
Koi, acrylic paintings by Mdm Suriati Binte Samuri
This beautiful three-piece series of Singapore's most iconic fish (second only to ikan bilis) was part of a collection of works by teachers of the school which included painting, drawing, and photography.
This exhibition and its location are a beautiful amalgamation of two distinct art forms--language and art--as well as a trailblazer for the path forward. The rich culture of the library has long been fused with the local heartbeat in the form of the public library in Singapore. It is apt that the first art form now presents the second, once more representing the local heartbeat by showcasing in pride the unspoken talent of the general population--the talents outside of our niche schools, from overshadowed youths to undervalued teachers.