Th­ese Women are What Creativ­ity Looks Like

Singapore Tatler - - CONTENTS - Artist

Con­fi­dent, self-as­sured and abun­dantly cre­ative, th­ese six women em­body the qual­i­ties of a Cé­line woman

Amar­ble block with text sand­blasted on it (pic­tured on op­po­site page) is part of Dawn Ng’s year-long project ex­plor­ing daily ques­tions and an­swers be­tween a child psy­chol­o­gist and her­self. This mar­ble block, with a list of words on it in­clud­ing “a bi­cy­cle”, “a song”, “a mem­ory” and “a pair of scis­sors” was an ex­plo­ration of the state­ment: “Put ev­ery­thing that you are in­side a box.” Known for her works such as Wal­ter, the guer­rilla in­stal­la­tions of a gi­ant rab­bit that ap­peared against the land­scape of HDB flats, and Bang, an in­stal­la­tion done for the Face­book Sin­ga­pore of­fice which com­prised 16,000 cus­tomised vinyl con­fetti stick­ers, Dawn con­sid­ers her en­tire artis­tic prac­tice as the cre­ation she is most proud of. “I don’t think there was an ex­act point when I de­cided to be­come an artist,” says the mother of eleven­month-old daugh­ter Ava. “I was al­ways doc­u­ment­ing, writ­ing and mak­ing

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