The Lion Train

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The Lion Train
Watercolour and clay on canvas
50cm x 70cm
Afeefa Umaiza binte Hambali, Aryan Nazmi bin Mohd Rishie, Bryan Foong, Darshan Ram Balaji, Goh Yong Le, Ken Alfarizqi Backsin, Mervyn Tay, Mohamad Luth Eqmal bin Mohd Zulkifly, Shaarvin s/o Siva Kumar, Yong Zheng Kai (8, Rainbow Centre Yishun Park School [Woodlands])

This a vivid representation of how our students view Singapore’s major transportation system, the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) deserves a closer look. – The train is portrayed to be never-ending, as it threads through many estates and corners of the island. – It is affixed with a lion’s head, as inspired by well-loved local icons Singa the Courtesy Lion and the Merlion. The lion’s head is decorated with synthetic fiber to give it a 3D outlook and a sensorial feel. – Clay was used to model the commuters hailing from all walks of life. – The background is blended in shades of blue, green and yellow watercolour, textured with salt, to better illustrate the greenery of Singapore.