A most heartwarming photo that is shared by the owner of Tangs Tea house with the painting I did for her restaurant at Changi Village. (Photograph courtesy of Sharonne Tan, owner of Tangs Tea House, Changi Village)
This painting encapsulates what she aspires her restaurant to be, the door to open more exchanges between cultures!
The meaning behind the painting by the artist:
“The open 福 represents the open doors of the restaurant to welcome guests from everywhere. The chicks are the customers, eager to see what is in the store. The 福 also represents the restaurant and the kampong spirit as represented by the chicks being curious about what is cooking. I used bright green as it is a halal restaurant as well as to represent it being close to nature. As the restaurant is done as a kampung concept, the chicks are what are common in a kampong house. They could well represent kaypoh neighbours too. Black is used in abundance as I am keen to represent the strokes used in Chinese ink（墨), although in a different medium(acrylic) as it also represents the owner’s dream that the restaurant is also an opportunity for education of the different cultures.”