Sand My Regards

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  • Sand My Regards
    A docu-discovery of our shores
  • Sand My Regards is a project I have chosen to embark on to document the temporary dwellers of the seashore. I find intrigue behind the tales entailed to each respective find. It explores the phases of functionality that hinges both on corporeality and spiritual leanings.

    I would commence the course of the project by focusing on Changi Beach, at the east side of Singapore. As this beach specifically holds a function of being a funerary site of the local Hindu community, there are numerous ritualistic ornaments left at the beach.

    I would like to impart new perspectives and pique the curiosity of viewers to question how the objects got to where they are, at the same time, questioning its probable past and future states. Above that, I, as the photographer, get to impart personal and artistic deliberations along the way, allowing me to explore my own individual perception of value, worth, beauty and taste. Of what ideals warrant the importance of being documented, what to let go.
  • Shard of earthenware clay container, with intricate motifs on the surface.
  • A two-tone blue fabric, whirled in a flamboyant fashion.

  • A miniature earth-red sculpture possibly made of clay. The subjects seem to be derived from the Hindu pantheon- a male and female deity, both raised on an intricate pedestal and backed by a floral nimbus.
  • A large lotus ring sculpture abreast a red-earth sculpture of two deities of the Hindu pantheon possibly engaged in the act of dance.
  • A dark red brick, with discernible markings resembling a face. One noteworthy feature is the Tilaka (bindi/kumkum) between the eyes, drawing direct associations to Hinduism.
  • A blue, canvas-like material. Probably a sail, abandoned by windsurfers who frequent the beach.
  • A translucent piece of material, what seemed like a fishing necessity.
  • A pair of blue-coloured trousers, fashioned in a way I thought resembled a human figure lying face-down.
  • A pink clothes hanger, bungled up in clumps of trash.
  • A pair of torn and tattered blue jeans.
  • A garland of flowers , often associated with Hindu funeral and burial rituals.
  • A shawl-like material with South Asian patterns. One side appears to drape over a box-like object.
  • A large piece of red fabric, fringed by patches of sea moss.
  • A polka-dot patterned fabric, in a twisted form resembling an eel.

  • A clear and Bordeaux-coloured wine bottles.
  • Drenched stems of flowers with white petals. High likely being Mālatī flowers, which has been vastly cited in Ancient Hindu mythology.