Han Sai Por: Moving Forest
Veritas Branding & Marketing Pte Ltd., 2013, 76 pp
“Moving Forest” presents a new body of print and paper works from the STPI residency of Han Sai Por, one of Asia’s leading sculptors and Singapore’s Cultural Medallion recipient.
The motif and metaphor of the Forest recurs throughout Han’s practice and continues to resonate. While issues of deforestation and extinction are preoccupations with Han, her forests are always resistant and resilient, never plundered or defeated.
The artist engages paper and threads with the STPI team in ways not previously explored. Cotton threads evoke wind vortexes and paper pulp is used to construct hybrid pods and fruit; forest terrain of trees, valleys, rivers and mounds are interpreted with woodblock techniques and paper relief.
“Moving Forest” shares Han’s imaginative journey through a primal forest that pulsates with life and virility – propagating curious fruit and nurturing Nature’s vital elements of wind and water.
With an essay by Lindy Poh.