Hello! I have been taking a little break after completing a few exhibitions last month and making some small works. Looking forward to sharing them with you when I have a proper website set up, which I am currently trying to do. Taking me a while as my digital savviness is well, not too savvy. Also planning to set up some kind of an online shop. I am also hoping to begin taking on more commission...
An ennui and a no quick fix.
I first became fascinated with Louise Bourgeois when one of my professor’s wife (who is an amazing artist herself) lent me a book about her, this one specifically. When I discovered how textiles form the background of her life, and her fabric works and fabric books, I fell for her just a little bit more. Maybe I only know 1% about her work (any of you who might be LB experts, would you...
here's a short one before sleep.
I know I know it’s been ages since I last updated (some posts might have started to fossilise). Things have been crazy exciting busy and I’m so sorry this space is looking a little bit dusty and abandoned. First of all, to all of you new followers - HELLO!!! Thank you so much for visiting my small corner here and dropping me all your nice messages. It makes me very happy that my work...
Anonymous asked: what size are the 'choose' works? They're so gorgeous, like all of your work.
work looks something like this. (one week ago...
The other day I received an email from a very nice girl and she said she read about my work in Frankie Magazine’s website and I was like whaaaat?! Frankie?! So I did some quick search and lo and behold! There it is, a lovely post about FTKYW and other works in that Frankie style we all love so much. What a great honour to be picked up by Frankie, thank you! Read it here!
CRAZY SEXY WOOL.
Look what was waiting for me at the post office! Yes, I am collaborating with the awesomeness that is Wool and the Gang, how psyched are you?! Cos I sure am! I watched their videos countless times when trying to pick up knitting and I fell in love with their thick chunky yarns that come in such fantastic colours. So this is definitely one of those projects that feels like a dream come true. ...
Anonymous asked: your work is amazing. You have no idea how much I loved it! Is there a way to buy one if I live in another country?
I was delighted to receive a very nice email from the lovely girls at Leivos. I used to spend hours browsing through all the amazing artists on their website so of course I’m very honoured that they wanted to write a little something about me! They asked me some great questions and you can read all about it here. Thank you, Leivos!
Do you ever get the feeling that you’re super excited to do a million things but you only have two hands and can only sew so much in one day but your brain is thinking of a bazillion projects to complete by the month’s end? Welcome to my life for the past month! And this is how my table looks like for the past week, I cannot wait to clear it to begin on the next project. I’m...
Anonymous asked: Where can I buy your work?
NYLON Singapore - Art & Design issue. Get it!
On a very hot March afternoon, I sat down with Randy Yeo from Nylon Singapore, with some cold juice and cookies at my room/workspace. We had a very nice conversation about art in Singapore, the line between art and design, my work practice and many other things. Read all about it in their second issue. I am very very excited now that it’s out and am extra honoured (and out of my head...
for Certainly, Obviously
One of the things I am extremely thankful about is that I am surrounded by people who inspire me, push me and have my back, 24/7. Aida, the founder of Certainly, Obviously is all of those. (You might remember her from her short stint as my first - and only - guest poster.) A few days ago, I wrote a little something for the wonderful space she keeps. Read it here. And if you’re like...
The looms in our bones, updates & such.
Oh my, has it really been a month since I last updated? March passed by faster than a speeding bullet and now that it’s April, I am raring to go. First up! As you might have read from the previous posts, I recently had an exhibition at The Arts House. It was great fun working with the three artists and the exhibition organizers. The looms in our bones has really grown close to my heart, not...
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Don't forget to remember!
We have just finished installing the works at The Arts House and they are looking so good! Definitely a show you must not miss. Here is another sneaky peek at “The looms in our bones”. Don’t forget to remember to attend the “Don’t forget to remember” exhibition (heh heh) at The Arts House this Thursday, March 1st. Opening reception begins at 6:30 pm. And...
peek! The looms in our bones.
Super duper excited to premiere a new series of work, The looms in our bones, at the upcoming “Don’t Forget To Remember” exhibition at The Arts House, curated by Loredana Paracciani. Here is a sneak peek! If it is even possible, I am way waaaay more excited to be showing next to three other insanely talented artists - TR853-1, Hafidz Senor and Kamarule. A lot of information to...
You are invited!
Come down to the ICAS Project Space at LASALLE College of the Arts on February 16th for the “Pens & Needles” show. Opening starts at 6 pm. Bring your friends (to keep you warm)! (; Pens make marks. Needles make holes. Either can be used as a weapon of self-defense, a toothpick, or create tattoos. The limitations of the pen and needle as an art making tool is restricted only...
FTKYW for L'ILE AUX ASHBY
The latest offering from Friends to keep you warm is a collaboration with the very talented local designer of L’ILE AUX ASHBY. Here is a peek into one of the pieces in this series. The pattern on the collars was adapted from his absolutely mindblowing print designs. We have exciting plans for this collaboration, there will definitely be more to come. Keep a lookout! This piece will be...
FTKYW for L'ILE AUX ASHBY
Due to some unforeseen circumstances, FTKYW won’t be hopping on a plane to France. We’re all bummed out about it but fret not, you’ll see the new pieces from the collaboration with L’ILE AUX ASHBY around and very soon! Very excited to share them with all of you (: xx
FTKYW for L'ILE AUX ASHBY
FTKYW is going to France! I’ve been busy working on a collaboration with the madly talented designer of L’ile Aux Ashby. Very very excited to show the new FTKYW pieces at the upcoming Born Designers 2012 trade show in Courchevel! Drop by if you’re in France. Will post photos soon! Check out the event here and L’ile Aux Ashby here and here.
FTKYW on vogue.fr
Alhamdulillah. Excuse me while I scrape my jaw off the floor and resuscitate my heart. In the meantime, see it here. Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
Happily working. Happy New Year!
CATALOG issue #87 - Holiday!
Back in November, the good people at CATALOG approached me to collaborate with their creative team for the magazine’s December cover. I pretended to be cool (though my heart was excitedly beating its way out of my chest) and said HELL YES. Enough talking, on to the covers! Check out the stitched masthead the CATALOG team did. Very neat, no? Here are the girl and guy pre-production...
Let's talk about everything
“Let’s talk about everything” is a collection of memories carefully collected from four individuals, springing from four different phrases that hold strong emotional connections to these individuals. These phrases were taken from songs, quotes, poetry, etc. Each memory is explored, studied, laboured over and embroidered on found materials. Gold thread was used in varying degrees...
come see this if you're in the Philippines!
Some of my most recent works are showing now at Finale Art File Gallery in the Philippines till 31st Dec. It is such an honour to be shown next to some really amazing artists who are making very exciting works. Thank you to the curators and everyone else who made this possible. Will post some pictures soon! Arrange, assemble, collect, choose, construct, collide, cut & paste, intervene,...
Anonymous asked: Where can we buy your artwork? :) - Zenia
It’s a Tuesday morning which feels like a Saturday. And here’s a peek into what’s coming in December.
FTKYW on Like I give a frock.
Friends to keep you warm was recently featured on Like I Give A Frock, a website to definitely visit if you want to keep up to date with all things art, design and fashion local and otherwise. Thank you, Pakkee! Skip on ahead and read it here and do check it out the rest of the site too!
Making new works, yay! While alternatively rewatching Harry Potter (hehe) and listening to Florence + the Machine’s Ceremonials, Feist’s Metals, The Antlers’ Burst Apart, Andrew Bird’s Norman OST and of course, The National’s everything. Though I love FTKYW to bits and pieces, it is nice to work on something else and explore other ideas, other ways of expressing....
FTKYW at The Little Dröm Store
Some photos of the installation. Thanks to drömkeepers for the pictures! It is another rainy day. Have I mentioned that I love this type of weather? All I want to do is read a good book or watch a good film with a steaming cup of coffee and warm cookies. But of course I cannot. Work beckons, big plans that should keep me busy till the end of the year!
Friends to keep you warm at The Little Dröm Store
She finds that bear hats protect her secrets very well. But they threaten to tumble everytime she opens her mouth. Come down to The Little Dröm Store to meet the silly and strange girls and boys of Friends to keep you warm. They would certainly love to meet you! More details here. Thank you to the drömkeepers for generously providing their space and help, and to everyone else without whom FTKYW...
all packed and ready to go!
Will post more pictures of the set up and the installation soon!
Mark your calendars for October 22nd!
Something from the Friends to keep you warm series. These were shown back in March this year and are 40 x 50 cm. They are some of my most favourite pieces in the series. Mark your calendars for October 22nd! That is when the next installation of FTKYW will be unveiled at The Little Drom Store. 5 more days! Are you excited? I sure am! On top of my to-do list after the exhibition is to...
With the clock ticking closer and closer to the show, I do wish time would be at a standstill! Also, I think I should stop looking at other people’s work because a lot of them are way too amazing and it makes me feel like an underachiever. Besides, work generates more work, more ideas, more inspirations, more style. Okay, back to the embroidering! ps: Anyone know of any creative...
in progress, bones and metals.
Working on FTKYW while catching up on Bones season 1. ps: Have you heard Feist’s Metals? It is so good and on repeat!
Some pieces from Friends to keep you warm. These are 8 x 10 inches, pen, watercolour and embroidery on acid-free paper. They are proudly hanging (with a couple of other pieces) in the home of a very wonderful and very warm family. Currently working on new pieces for a show at The Little Dröm Store. Very excited! Keep a lookout for more information (and also more new old pieces from the...
choose the brightest future - up close and...
FTKYW in CATALOG magazine’s Issue #83 - PLAY! Together with three other local artists, pandapanda (much love for Shu!), Ridhwan Sesapar (one third of ONESIXTYNOTEPAD, very dapper and dashing young lads) and Kristie Sim (one word - multi-talented). Thanks to everyone who made this possible. Happy weekend!
nixon art mosh 2011
Showing tonight at Nixon Art Mosh 2011.
Watching this video made me miss photography and wish I could incorporate it more into my work.Though I graduated last year with a fine art degree in Photography, I haven’t really touched a camera since then beyond using it for documentation purposes. Instead I’ve spent many many happy blissful days sewing. Perhaps one day when a project comes to mind and photography is exactly what it...
This is what I’ve been up to recently, making things for people whose work I love and enjoy (: Bisous!