Nandita Mukand, ‘The Origin: The Tree and Me & The Unborn’, 2017, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Nandita Mukand, ‘The Origin: The Tree and Me & The Unborn’, 2017, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)
Nandita Mukand, ‘The Origin: The Tree and Me & The Unborn’, 2017, Singapore Art Museum (SAM)

Inspired by the old trees along Singapore’s East Coast Park, 'The Tree and Me' by Nandita Mukand – made of newspapers coloured with natural dyes such as henna, turmeric and coffee – stretches out within the space. This ‘tree’, like the old trees of East Coast Park, carries within it the stories of generations. Another work, 'The Unborn', envelops the space, and was inspired by the seeds the artist encountered on a walk through the Spanish wilderness in Catalonia. Comprising close to 25,000 seeds and pods primarily from pine and cypress trees, this work is a reminder of the miraculous potential of new life that seeds carry. In unison, the two works share a story of man’s life in an urbanised environment which remains inevitably intertwined with nature.

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