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The Merlion (Facebook)

A commissioned piece by Facebook for a mural on their 10 meter long wall in their Singapore office. Burnt bamboo chopsticks were used in this project as an alternative to using paint for the mural. 15,000 bamboo chopsticks were glued, torched, then layered again and burnt a few more times to create depth and dimension to the piece.

This piece depicts the story of the Merlion – a mythical creature with the head of a lion and body of a fish, and its significance as Singapore’s national icon. The Merlion is the guardian of Singapore and has protected the country from waves, storms and enemies, from its early days as a village to where it is now. The Merlion is seen smiling as it is looking forward to the the future with enthusiasm and hope.

Team credit: Mond Qu, Jannette Le, Vanessa Bong, Michael Mack.

A commissioned piece by Facebook for a mural on their 10 meter long wall in their Singapore office. Burnt bamboo chopsticks were used in this project as an alternative to using paint for the mural. 15,000 bamboo chopsticks were glued, torched, then layered again and burnt a few more times to create depth and dimension to the piece.

This piece depicts the story of the Merlion – a mythical creature with the head of a lion and body of a fish, and its significance as Singapore’s national icon. The Merlion is the guardian of Singapore and has protected the country from waves, storms and enemies, from its early days as a village to where it is now. The Merlion is seen smiling as it is looking forward to the the future with enthusiasm and hope.

Team credit: Mond Qu, Jannette Le, Vanessa Bong, Michael Mack.

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