A few projects embarked upon.
EKAI (2014 - )
Ekai, with its name derived from the french word écaille, was conceived with the intention of creating lightweight jewelry akin to a second skin. Digital fabrication skills picked up during my architectural coursework were redirected into making accessories of diverse materials. These were then presented and sold at various markets such as the Market of Artists and Designers (MAAD), Public Garden market and The Local People market. Products are also sold online here. All following photos represents a portion of the products that have been sold at these markets, all entirely handmade by myself. Ekai has been a valuable self-education journey for me to understand new materials and techniques — gliding, leather burnishing and many more.
Assorted nubuck, gold-leaf/silver-leaf glided accessories.
Eco-felt is derived from acrylic waste and slightly stiffened.
Laser-cut acrylic accessories.
Display cards used for presentation and for holding accessories.
TOUCH OF COLOUR (2015 - )
As an online shop (which also doubles as a home-based temporary tattoo studio) that offers diverse body-painting and temporary tattoo services, this is my outlet for my impulses to paint on skin — by providing temporary tattoo services and new body art products for the public. I employ a customer-centric approach to my work, customizing designs to the preferences of my clients while also teaching them after-care methods and improving on techniques via their feedbacks. I have provided these services for countless events, collaborations and bazaars, and have truly enjoyed my many learning experiences from this side project. The unique opportunities to do body artworks for a diverse range of individuals has provided many interesting interviews, conversations and exchanges.
body art portfolio
A small collection of photographs of my artworks over various events and temporary tattoo commissions.
Photographs retrieved with credits and permission from organizers and clients.