Artist: David Gerstein
The sculpture’s layers upon layers of figures in an upwards spiral motion represent the populations high energy and a continuous cycle of progress. This work pays tribute to Singapore’s present and past generations, for without their toil, strength and ingenuity, will not have become the dynamic metropolis it is today. The sculpture signals the vision, continual commitment by everyone to help steer Singapore into a vibrant global city.
Commissioned by One Raffles Quay Pte Ltd
Exploring some architecture around Singapore to polish my skill.
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For the past few days i have been documenting Stephen Wiltshire drawing another of his amazing art work of Singapore cityscape in a panoramic format. Personally am an amateurish drawer. I hardly use pen and pencil unless i need to write. Drawing is a form of skill that not everyone can proficient. Everyone excel differently in their life. But i think one shouldn’t be compare with Stephen exceptional geniuses.
What is Savant? Savant syndrome is a condition in which a person with a mental disability, such as autism, demonstrates profound and prodigious capacities or abilities far in excess of what would a normal human being can perform. Many said god is fair, took away something, but return you something. Is an equilibrium.
Few things i learn from Stephen during my few days observation.
- He is an artist that is very passionate in his drawing. Passion is one of the key to success in life, in regardless what we are doing. Passion will drives one to keep moving on in life.
- He have great momentum and been focus of his task. Drawing a 4m X 1m is not a child’s play. He was in an upright sitting position drawing non stop to keep his momentum going, he is not distracted unless he must break for meal or a quick drink. Being totally focus is necessary to keep him moving towards completion.
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Lastly, portrait of Stephen Wiltshire.
Stephen Wiltshire was invited by Singapore Press Holdings to do a drawing of Singapore landscape. Stephen has this extraordinary skill of memory. First he took an hour long helicopter ride to have a view of Singapore skyline. He is able to record the scene details in his mind without using any recording device, and later translate his mind mapping skill by drawing onto a 4m by 1m canvas.
I thought this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness this very talented man. It would be good to document his drawing journey in Singapore.
Getting into details.
One of Stephen way to hold his pencil.
Is not easy to maintain the similar sitting posture throughout.
A moment of holding 2 drawing material at the same time.
Focus and perseverance
Smiling, he is enjoying it every second.
I can’t help to wonder what music is he playing.
Panorama view, look forward to his completion.
The rest of the pictures can be seen on my Facebook.
Do drop down to Paragon over the weekend from 10am onward to witness his special talent.
Singapore Sports Hub is opening soon to public after 4 years of construction. It is design by Arup Group Limited, Dragages Singapore is constructing this awesome stadium. Judging from the walk about around the venue, i think less than 1 month would be fully ready to hand over. Businesses can start their operation in this amazing venue. I snapped some images around the vicinity.
Can’t wait to do a proper architecture shot of the entire area when is officially open.
Ritz-Carlton Millenia hotel i captured weeks back. Singapore weather is quite unpredictable. When the sky is blue, it is usually very hot. However most of the time is cloudy. If you don’t go out to explore, there is no reward at all. Hope i get a chance to stay in this luxury hotel one day, not because it is luxury, but the chance to view the beautiful Singapore cityscape.