Thursday, September 26

Fibre to Fabric - An exhibition at Madder Moon, Singapore


On display at Madder Moon, Singapore are my embellished fragments. This is a group show of fiber artists from Singapore and India. 
Delighted to be exhibiting my work alongside such talented artists.
I chose to represent the cultural mix of people of different diverse ethnic backgrounds through their proverbs. The ethnic diversity of Malay, Chinese, Tamil and many more makes Singapore such a vibrant lively place.

Patchwork, applique and embroidery went into making this piece. The material used is tussar silk. 
A Murukku is a savoury crunchy treat which is usually in a spiral form. There are a number of different types made by Tamilians who hail from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. So I've embroidered names of the different types of Murukku in the Tamil script.  

There are Singaporean proverbs too I discovered. 

       
A Malay proverb. Tussar silk, patchwork in a boro style and embroidery.(This piece has been featured in the Straits Times Life, 27th September 2013 - An Hour@ the Museum)

Fiber to Fabric opened on  24th September and is there to view at Madder Moon until 5th October.
Do drop in if you are in Singapore and want to be culturally enriched!

Madder Moon
16 Ann Siang Road,
01 -01 Singapore,
Singapore 069696

Phone + 65 6225 2435

More pics of the show here on Facebook.

5 comments:

Marta Brysha said...

These are really lovely Maya. I wish I could be there to see them.

Sweetpea said...

Very pleased to stop by here this morning ... your rows of tiny stitches (bottom photo) are entirely beautiful ~ I've so enjoyed looking at your handwork.

maya matthew said...

Thank you Marta and Sweetpea.

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Caterina Giglio said...

congrats, they are stunning..

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