Its head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, or ‘lion city’ in Malay. Today, you can glimpse this legend at Merlion Park. Spouting water from its mouth, the Merlion statue stands tall at 8.6 metres and weighs 70 tonnes.
What are Singaporean sculptures made of?
First Generation, Chong Fah Cheong
Those familiar with his works will know that the pioneering sculptor works mostly with wood, bronze, and stone. One of his finest – and most popular – works is First Generation, which depicts five boys jumping into the Singapore River.
What is Singapore known for?
Singapore is a wealthy city state in south-east Asia. Once a British colonial trading post, today it is a thriving global financial hub and described as one of Asia’s economic “tigers”. It is also renowned for its conservatism and strict local laws and the country prides itself on its stability and security.
What are the 3 main types of sculpture?
Types of Sculpture
The basic traditional forms of this 3-D art are: free-standing sculpture, which is surrounded on all sides by space; and relief sculpture (encompassing bas-relief, alto-relievo or haut relief, and sunken-relief), where the design remains attached to a background, typically stone or wood.
What is example of sculpture?
Sculpture is the art of making forms and figures in clay or other materials or a product of such an art. An example of a sculpture is a clay statue of a famous figure.