2015, Mixed Media, 20.3cm x 20.3cm (Series of 3)
By SERENE LIN-ANG MEIZHEN, Greendale Secondary School
A deconstruction of the idiomatic expression “wearing many hats”, this body of work explores the notion of having different roles to play.
Themes from these roles are combined into collages that feature mundane domestic objects being whitewashed, juxtaposed with whimsical objects, and embellished with stencilled text. The whitewash establishes a dream-like surreal quality, suggesting notions of absence and nostalgia, and formally unifying the disparate objects in each frame. The texts provide clues to the content and interpretation.