Almost exactly a year ago, I had the opportunity to pen out @beginnerstablesg scholarships. This year, I was able to fulfill one of my calligraphy dreams; to host an exhibition and to raise the level of the calligraphy community in Singapore. Initially, the Love of Letters exhibition was thought to be a small scaled exhibition, but seeing the various calligraphy exhibitions that happened throughout the year made me want to match their standard or even top them. This desire, coupled with the support that the community had given us, allowed the team to be able to produce such an exhibition. In fact, it bypassed my expectations, with the amount of artworks (73 total artworks), the amount of people that came for the reception and the view of the gallery fully furnished with artworks. The week passed by so quickly, that by the time the reception came over, it felt as if I had just put up the artworks the day before. I really am thankful for the people who supported us in this project, but no words will be able to express my sincerity. ------------------------- I also had the opportunity to showcase an artwork during the exhibition. This artwork, titled Let the Days, is a 91x61cm, ink and gold finetech on black paper artwork. The poem, is a English translation of its original, is written by Imam As-Syafie', and discusses about how good days do not last nor bad days does not persists. Similarly, the title, written in Blackletter and Sickle Lettering, with the Acanthus leaves intertwined with the title, is meant to catch the eye, much like the perceived grandiose of life. The poem, written in Spencerian script, is unnoticeable from far, compared to the title just as how many things in life goes unnoticed. Should we pay attention to the finer details, we may find that there is more meaning and weight that what we see.
Title: Let the Days
Scripts: Blackletter, Sickle Lettering & Spencerian Script
Material: Dr Martin Bleedproof White Ink & Gold Finetech on Fabriano Black Paper