Saturday, September 12, 2009

Botero's big bird


We do not have high mountains and big rivers but we certainly are very proud of the one and only Singapore River flowing through the historical landmarks along the river. I had an earlier post on one of the landmarks Boat Quay . This morning, I completed a watercolour piece on another landmark - Botero's big bird sculpture standing quietly along the river observing the hustle and bustle of city life.

The black cloud was added deliberately over the new Supreme Court Building completed in 2005. This new glass building with its flying saucer on top is really out of character among the refurnished colonial buildings with stone claddings, copper-domed roof and majestic pillars. The locals are questioning the reason for selecting a foreign architect for the new Supreme Court Building without a public forum. The public had no opportunity to voice our opinions about the design until it was already approved for construction.

Well, we just have to get used to the flying saucer building.