ARTWORKS BY MENTEE DOUGLAS
Original prints on mixed media are not for sale.
The Muse Project by JTmuses creates viable wares to uplift works by differently abled artists.
Support them by getting:-
1. A print on archival grade fine art paper - 300gsm, cotton fiber, acid and lignin free from $50
2. A reproduction - framed (click through image to see example) from $200 on archival museum grade canvas
3. revised edition on tile with stand - with or without framing (click through image to see example) from $68
4. art-inspired wares
NEW COLLECTIONS- UPCOMING
Arriving late Nov 2022.
Lifestyle products are richly adorned with orchid elements from Metta’s artwork on “Keeping Mother Earth Healthy”.
As a gift, red orchids represent strength and also determination, courage, perseverance and love. This bold bloom will uplift a space at home or work. Look out for the little critters! In many cultures, ladybugs are considered good luck. Farmers love them because they eat aphids and other plant-eating pests. Named the “Joy Collection” it will comprise lacquer and ceramic wares.
Re-creating "Cyber Dragon by Ernest Wong (Muscular Dystrophy Association: Through his artwork, Ernest celebrates the past, present and future of Singapore by merging the iconic heritage playground with robotic features and elements. He hopes to remind Singaporeans that we should always remain anchored in our cultural heritage even as we move towards the digital age.
A Blast from the Past
Do you remember when we celebrated Chinese New Year with loud firecrackers! We would welcome the lunar new year by lighting up a long string tied to a bamboo pole from our balcony.
Others did the same and soon the roads would be littered bright red!
Sadly but also to the relief of many, fireworks were banned in March 1972. The police had received 376 complaints about the illegal discharge of firecrackers during the Chinese New Year celebrations that year.
There's Elgin bridge bottom Left, OCBC bldg above it, future building structure with geometric shapes which Douglas scribbed on his own plus OUB bldg, Reflections at Keppel, old stadium, Suntec bldg, I
ndian heritage building
Superimposed was Jurong Town Corporation - a project we did for an event of JTC.
Taxis that have disappeared
1949 Austin – The First SG London-type TaxiThe model arrived in Singapore in November 1949 as the colony’s first ever London-type taxi, causing quite a stir as pedestrians and passengers gazed at the vehicle with interest. Designed with a capacity to carry five passengers, the new taxi, however, was out of reach for most drivers due to its high cost of $7,000. It soon disappeared from the roads of Singapore..
Tribute to SG's Past & Present Playgrounds
Tributes to Singapore’s iconic buildings are:
old national Theatre of the 60s,
Cathay Cinema of old,
Red Lantern Revolving Restaurant,
Big Splash, Upper Seletar Rock Tower,
Old Kallang Airport Tower,
City Hall/National Gallery,
Town Hall/Victoria Concert Hall
Anderson Bridge since 1910, and the new Jewel at Changi Airport.
Evoking connections and memories of play are musical pieces, the way we stringed firecrackers of old and the old kites we used to play with.
Merlion Fun - Whisk it!
The famous water-sprouting Merlion was originally installed at the mouth of the Singapore next to the now-Fullerton Hotel in 1972. With the redevelopment of the Marina Bay and the completion of the Esplanade Bridge, the Merlion could not be seen.
Thus, the Merlion was relocated to the Marina Bay waterfront. In 2002, the statue was loaded onto a barge, hoisted over the Esplanade Bridge, placed back on a barge and floated down to the present Merlion Park.
Quintessential Shophouses along Koon Seng Road
Along Koon Seng Road, you’ll find some of Singapore’s prettiest heritage shophouses. Painted in elegant pastel hues and built in the early 20th century, Peranakan shophouses boast colourful Chinese-inspired art décor styles and wooden window shutters. Learn more about uplifting differently-abled artists and the Peranakan story here The art piece is further spiced with interesting bits of Straits Peranakan elements by his mentor/artist jtmuses. His works have been given as awards during the Enabling Mark Awards launched nationwide 28 Aug 2021 for 16 exemplary individuals and organizations!
Tiger on Vespa
Artist with Special Needs- Jayden
Jayden Ong is a digital artist who draws on procreate. Most of his works are cartoons and he expresses his thoughts through characters. His recent works include animated and printed cards for corporates.
Under mentor and artist Jtmuses, Jayden will draw on themes/objects that resonate with Singaporeans. This is his first character - Tiger on a Vespa with his little friend, Kitty.
As the skies open, we embrace 2022 with “LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN.
Celebrating the Arts at Esplanade
This mixed media piece is the second collaborative piece of artwork by differently-abled artist Douglas Leong, under a mentor/mentee arrangement
Esplanade – Theatres by the Bay believes that the arts is for everyone. Catch a world-class opera or pop concert at Singapore’s premier performing arts centre. Most of its performances at the concourse are free.
Joo Chiat Residential Shophouse and Frangipani Tree
Artist with Special Needs- Jayden
Pretty Joo Chiat residential shophouses are a living legacy Singapore's Peranakan culture. Peranakan houses were built in 1927 with unique architectural features such as a narrow and tall facade, decorated with ceramic tiles with floral or geometrical designs.
Blooming fragrant and yellow frangipanis in the foreground welcome any visitor with their heady scent!
Botanical name: Plumeria Rubra
ARTWORKS BY MENTEE JAYDEN ONG
TIGER ON VESPA
THE MUSE PROJECT
Among the evening’s highlights were the recognition of 28 individuals comprising Singapore International Volunteers, partners and programme alumni from Asia and U.S. who have long supported the SIF in its efforts to connect, collaborate and effect change in world. Snr Minister of State, MICA /MCCY Ms Sim Ann and SIF Governor David Chong gave away the awards.