by A Total TaiTai Tale
Monday Art by Murals Artist Yip Yew Chong.
Hungry Ghost Festival – 2019
“Sago Lane was well known as the "Street of the Dead”, for its funeral parlours, coffin makers, paper effigy maker and everything related to the dead. As I grew up and lived there til age 14 (1983), I wasn’t afraid of seeing corpses and rituals for the dead. One festival I especially enjoyed was the Hungry Ghost Festival. A month before, we would fold colourful papers into bundles of hell notes. On the fourteenth evening of the seventh lunar month, we would burn all the bundles on the street as offerings to the ghost. When many families did that at the same time, it was a sight to behold – the whole street would be filled with smoke, ashes, and an unworldly festive mood!.“
Back in March/April Yip Yew Chong had a few exhibitions across Singapore. The first one was at ArtPorters gallery with some of his mural inspired art and then 2 exhibitions back to back, one at the Substation, followed by one in the hotel Sofitel. Those pieces were slightly different than his murals but still very intrigued and detailed paintings. You could lose yourself in front of each of his canvas. I will post one each Monday (it will last until the end of the year!!! Yeah one less post to think about 😉)
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