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Ties That Bind

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Ties That Bind
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Fabric collageGroup photo 1
Ties That Bind Artworks
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Fabric collage craft

Artist: Tay Bee Aye
Year: 2016
Medium: Fabric collage
Location: Ward B10 Subsidised and Private

Co-created with:
Residents of Jurong

"Ties That Bind" is a series of 15 artworks co-created by artist, Tay Bee Aye with residents of Jurong. Concerned with how technology is rapidly changing the way we communicate and interact with each other in this fast-paced society, the artist employed well thought through weaving and knotting techniques that create a beautiful and significant association to the concept of connection and unity.

Fabric pieces were collected, patched and beautifully transformed into gardenscapes, blue skies and three-dimensional insects, conveying the traditional symbolic significance of patchwork - to protect, love and care. Through her artworks, the artist intends to bridge bonds by encouraging strangers, to come together to have a chat while knotting the beautiful pieces of fabrics. The art-making process allowed participants to rediscover the simpler joys of being in a heartfelt conversation that is lost in our present-day society.

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