A group of art teachers from Northland Secondary School came together to create this mixed media sculpture of a whale, depicting the struggle of Art as a subject in school.

The humpback whale is an endangered species which is close to extinction, struggling to survive in the ocean. Similarly, the work symbolises the sustainability and survival of Art as a subject and the need for art students to adapt in order to thrive in this dynamic and uncertain world.

Inspired by Wassily Kandinsky, the concentric circles on the whale portray the ripple effects of Art – reaching out for continuity or will it be dispersed into the unknown?

Watch their work in progress!

By Hartini Binte Idris, Lydia Lee, Mohd Amin Bin Mohd Yasin, Ng Qi Yang, and Sazali Bin Rahmat

To see their final piece, come down to the SOTA Art Gallery from 4 March to 13 March 2020.

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