The inspiration for this work came from my daughter’s photo of graffiti on a water barrel in Malacca.
I wanted a hand-made look for my painting. I sourced the tarpaulin background from rummaging in the industrial
areas of Singapore.
I laid the tarpaulin flat on the floor and painted with acrylics and spray cans.
I added pieces torn from old Chinese books which I glued on and painted over. I painted Chinese characters free hand.
For the mounting, my husband suggested rivets. I took the work to my framer who got what I was after. He found some
old rusted screws and mounted the work on top of a cream mount with a black wooden frame.