2015, Joss Paper burner, stack of envelopes, matches, Dimensions Vairable

By ONG HUI SAN EILEEN, ​Northbrooks Secondary School



This artwork is created in memory of Jone Low, my good friend since Primary 1. Four years ago, she died a sudden death in a boating accident near Mersing. I was in a state of shock upon watching the news that night and had sleepless nights.

Losing a close childhood friend is a very painful process. We used to play together, laugh together and share secrets…

In the hope of reconnecting with her, I started to write letters… the act of writing these letters became a healing process for me; a balm for my soul and a way to overcome the grief…

My intention of burning these letters is to dematerialise them so that she can receive them in the other world…




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