Poppins | Lily... Tiger Lily 莉莉......虎皮百合
Lily... Tiger Lily
signed (rear right foot)
ceramic on fiberglass with internal armature
220 by 70 by 60 cm
This work is in good overall condition as viewed. Kindly note that this condition report and photos has been provided by WWF Singapore team.
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CONCEPT OF ARTWORK
Lily is a tigress who is nurturing, protective, tender yet very strong. She is very close to her feminine side. Delighted that a flower has been named after her, she wears her ‘Tiger Lilies’ proudly, welcoming the nature around her. Just like Lily (the tigress), it is important for me to welcome the nature around me to come together and join me in my art. As if it is them giving birth to art, and I am just the medium. The black base paint was mixed with the soil Lily was standing on. White clay was used to give character to the flowers, and the butterflies are made of porcelain. It is the soil that shapes her.
ABOUT POPPINS (SINGAPORE)
While her passion for local art began at a young age in India, Poppins’ first brush with ceramics was in Singapore, when she was looking for a new art form to explore. The deep impression that pottery left on her led her deeper and deeper into the world of clay. With years of experience in the field, her pieces are a marriage of art and functionality. The most beautiful ideas often emerge from the simplicity and uniqueness of one’s surroundings. Her guiding tenets are, “use what is available locally, and draw inspiration from what is in front of you.”