Year of the Tiger
Year of the Tiger

Year of the Tiger


Regular price$3,150.00

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Artist Country: South Africa, Singapore

Dimensions: 47in x 28in | 120cm x 70cm 

MediumAcrylic Painting, Silkscreen Printing, Gold & Bronze Foil, Silk Fabric Applique & Stitchwork on Linen Canvas

“The Year of the Tiger” celebrates traditional Chinese culture. Here in Singapore, Chinese make up the largest ethnic group. The shophouse is painted in a classic red contrasting with a shimmering gold metallic. Large glowing lanterns bring in the festivities as well as a romantic mood. The paper-cut tiger makes us think of Chinese New Year celebrations. Longevity symbols form a wallpaper-like background,  ushering in good luck. A Peranakan tile pattern in the left corner remind us that this is a Shophouse found here in Singapore.

The photograph used in this artwork of a well-preserved Peranakan Shophouse was taken at Koon Seng Road, Joo Chiat, Singapore.

Deborah McKellar, born in 1981 in Johannesburg, South Africa completed her postgraduate studies in 2006 with a Master of Design, Majoring in Textiles at the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Australia. Prior to this she obtained a BA (HONS) Fine Arts majoring in painting in 2005 at LASALLE College of the Arts Singapore.

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