The installation was housed completely in white Tyvek, and seemingly misplaced in the middle of Singapore’s city center, to trigger the curiosity of passerbys. Inspired by Laputa, from Gulliver’s travels, an array of hand-sculpted copper islands float within the space, inching toward their escape through a narrow opening in the roof.

Each island had its own characteristics and carried with it a dense blanket of moss. Harvested from places hardly noticed, such as drains and tree barks, the intention was to let visitors view the moss up close, appreciating the nature that thrives unseen around us. Every piece of the hanging installation was unique in its formation and the way it was crinkled, the more facets and ‘imperfections’ appeared, the more they bore the uncanny resemblance to miniature hills and valleys.

Produced for The Workshop Gallery