Calligraphy 福 as a backdrop for cultural openness and sharing at Tangs Tea House, Changi Village

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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)

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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.”

 

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