"I decided to do an embroidery piece related to the pandemic as a form of catharsis. The six people I have embroidered are actually people who have been featured, in some way or another, in a news article regarding the pandemic. There's an unnamed supermarket employee restocking shelves (eggs, to be exact), Dr Ong Pei Yuin, who's a physician at NUH, a volunteer handing out free masks, an NSman involved in the packing of said masks, a family doctor, Minister Lawrence Wong when he gave an emotional speech in Parliament that saluted the healthcare workers on the front lines."
Yew Tong Wei
"I am a physician in a public hospital. I am also an artist in Chinese calligraphy, seal carving and painting. To record this incident and reflection, and also as a promise to myself to smile more amidst this challenging time, I carved a stone seal entitled "A Smile Behind the Mask" depicting the Chinese character “笑” (smile) in seal script behind a surgical mask motif. I attach a photo of the seal with this submission."
A sketch journal consists of sketches done in participation of Circuit.Sketch.Break Challenge. It recorded my daily life and routine during Circuit Breaker.
Staying Safe, Staying Sane Artworks
Teo Sek Eng
Creating artworks helps me to stay sane while staying safe at home during the circuit breaker (CB). This mini album is one of the artworks I had created. Use of poem, calligraphy, painting and seals (诗书画印) in an artwork are important part of the “literati painting”, a genre in Chinese painting. As a “literati-wannabe”, I took the time and opportunity I have during CB to put my feelings for snails through these four forms of expressions.
Album of Seals
Tan Yong Jun
"I represent the Siaw-Tao Chinese Seal-Carving, Calligraphy and Painting Society in presenting a copy of our seal carving project undertaken during the CB period.
We are excited to share this album with the Museum, both as an artwork and as an emotional and psychological archive of the pandemic experience. As the form only allows us to submit one image, I have submitted the pdf of the seal album contents. Please contact me for additional images."
Artwork on Plate from Saybons
As a cafe owner, I've been affected by the no dine-in rule during COVID-19. Since I have no use for the my cafe's plates, I decided to turn them into art works and new lease of life. Each plate depict homes from around the world. From China to Italy to France to Singapore.
Tee Bee Tin
"I designed and printed these cards (called #spreadlove cards) in February 2020 to be given out free to healthcare workers. At that time, 60 cards was sent to SGH. The cards were written with messages from my friends and colleagues. Around 300 given away to people who asked for it or used to say thank you (eg. the indian snack supplier who donated 500 snacks, the Ikea workers working during this period, taxi and grab drivers, etc)"
These shields have a melaphone design laser-cut into them, with a ‘diaphragm’ taped over the holes, to amplify the voice of the wearer. When wearing this face shield, the wearer is noticeably more audible than if they were not to wear any mask or face shield at all. Even when worn with a mask, the shield can improve the voice level by more than four decibles, as compared to wearing a mask alone.