Tether

Ong Si Hui

Medium: Bianco Carrara marble

Size of work: L16 x W8 x H4 cm (each); L48 x W16 x H8 cm (set of 7)

Displayed on plinth

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Tether is a part of an ongoing series that experiments with identical geometric shapes, in which the teetering objects become immobile when arranged methodically. The once mobile form (as a single unit) becomes confined and locked in position under these specific configurations. The stability is a very delicate illusion, that can be easily disrupted when the arrangement deviates.

About the Artist

Ong Si Hui (b. 1993, Singapore) is a a trained sculptor from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, and a recent graduate from LASALLE College of the Arts.

Working extensively with natural stones, she explores the spirit of the medium through slow and meticulous hand carving processes. The geometric forms and text-oriented works are often manifestations of her stream of consciousness.

Recent solo exhibitions include The Lie of the Land, FOST Gallery (2021), To Stay Tender, Comma Space, Singapore (2021), and LUCKY show, an experimental solo-collective presentation at Lucky Plaza, Singapore (2018). Selected group participations include Intent, Incline, I_S_L_A_N_D_S, Singapore (2020), Session #9: Ong Si Hui + Racy Lim, Peninsular, Singapore (2020), The Fabric of Sympathy, Brother Joseph McNally Gallery, LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore (2020), and ONLY CONNECT OSAKA, ONLY CONNECT, Creative Centre Osaka, Japan (2019).