Showing posts with label Arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arts. Show all posts

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Recycle




I spotted these pieces of art, made of common ordinary plastic bottles which most of us would conveniently dump into the litter bins after partaking the contents, outside the MacDonalds Restaurant at Chinatown Point last Sunday.


Who could imagine that these bottles could come back to life as great pieces of art ornaments?

Though Singaporeans can find recycling bins within a stone's throw away from their places of residences, the recycling rate here still has lots to play catch-up on.

Though Singapore is a small nation, a lot of effort has been invested to promote recycling in our country. I really hope that the bigger countries could also play an active role or continue doing their parts for the environment as the number of waste generated from a larger country easily outnumbers that generated from a smaller country.

Talking about the environment, Singapore witnessed haze again in the past two days with hotspots emerging in the Indonesian island of Sumatra again, the haze must be caused by the mass clearance of the land for cultivation of crops yet again.

Singapore F1 will be staged next week, if the haze were to be back again during the F1 race events, and the hazy skyline of Singapore shown to the world during the global telecast, I believe some damage to the perception of Singapore and its tourism would be perpetuated.

Talking about F1, this time around, the mood is not as strong as before. To be frank, it is very quiet in Singapore, no buzz yet about the F1 race though there is some publicity in the newspapers.

To create buzz, all Singaporeans must join in the buzz and be proud that Singapore is hosting an international event. Same goes for the Youth Olympics Games next year, I believe if possible, all Singapore youths could volunteer to help out if possible, though some may argue that most Singaporeans are bothered with the daily bread and butter issues.

Just follow your hearts and see what you can do for our country!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Singapore Arts Musuem


In tandem with the celebration of the National Heritage Board 15th aniversary, there would be free admissions for all to Singapore Arts Musuem from 1 Aug to 15 Aug after 1500 hrs.


My girlfriend and I visited the Arts Museum on the 9th Aug 08, which is Singapore's National Day, and surprisingly there was hardly any crowd in the musuem though it was its open house on the day.


Where have the crowds gone to? One can logically deduce that thousands have flocked to see the National Day Parade but deducting this amount, there should still be at the very minimum small numbers of visitors to the museum but we did not see that.


On the contrary, it was the foreigners and expatriates which made the bulk of the visitors on that day. Singapore really has a long way towards an arts hub as Singaporeans, in my opinion, are too concerned and fixated on the real practical aspects of life which affect them such as the rising inflation, price hikes of all items to be able to really enjoy the finer things of life.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Art with nature

Art and nature are both beautiful; it would thus be splendid if we can marry both art and nature to form a grand masterpiece.

Lately, I have watched some documentaries about tree artists who chain-saw trees into art form resembling a myriad things like animals, human and common items.

Another form of art married with nature is sand painting. Below is one sand painting which I find especially beautiful:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4akNUE_lyfc&feature=related

Cosmic drawings

Cosmic drawings are drawings which portray the cosmics: stars, human and add a modicum of fantasy to me. On looking at such drawings, I feel surreal, relaxed and away from the harsh reality of everyday life. An example of such drawing as follows:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nwIa4vyZUA&feature=related

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