Our Soil, Our Land

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Our Soil, Our Land
Chinese ink on rice paper
72.5cm x 35cm
Ho Seok Kee (Silver, Established Artist Category, 2018 UOB Painting of the Year competition)
Hassanah Binte Kazali (17 years old, Rainbow Centre Talent Art Programme)
Nuralysya Binte Abdul Hamid (17 years old, Rainbow Centre Talent Art Programme)

The soil is nature’s gift to our forefathers. Looking around modern Singapore, it is hard to imagine that farms were a common sight here up to just a few decades ago. Evidently, the sweat and toil of our forefathers have borne fruit. In this piece inspired by an image of a postcard of a vegetable farm in Potong Pasir in 1962, the artists share their interpretation of a flourishing plantation complete with their whimsical addition of a scarecrow.