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Dorian Gray

Charcoal drawing. White flowers.
Representation persists. Reality wilts.

We can never look at both at the same time. The best we can do is to shift our gaze between the two. Our eyes are caught by the image, composed precisely to arrest our attention. And as we are distracted by the picture, by making pictures of this picture, by reading words about this picture, by drawing this picture, this thieving image performs another crime. It steals the time of its masters.

It steals the time we can possibility have with the fleeting beauty of flowers.

A site specific installation exhibited at Destruction and Rebirth, The Mill, Singapore. From 31 January 2015 to 14 February 2015.