Promise of a Blue Sky ~ Streets of Hope by The National Arts Council, Singapore
Mixed media painting (charcoal, ink, acrylic paint, graphite pencil) on archival paper, 114 cm x 114 cm w
This project was realised with the support of the National Arts Council Singapore to inject colour and vibrancy back to the city after the nationwide lockdown. A total of 153 artists were commissioned to present their works that became street banners along the city centre and business districts.
Promise of a Blue Sky was my impression of the battle between hope and despair that weighed heavily in the atmosphere. Grey skies clouding the blue and it reminded me of the allegory paintings of war by early Flemish painters like Reubens.