Wednesday, August 20, 2014


On the 10th floor of the National Library, there's a place called The Retreat. Just a little garden above the streets where it is quiet. Of my years coming to the library, I never knew. Til I was passing the time and ventured up the escalators. This wasn't shot from that floor, I shot this from the 8th where I spend a lot of time in the Arts & Humanities Reference Library, going through book after book in hopes for some inspiration for new projects. I wonder how often they update their catalogue, but I hope soon cos I am running out of books to peruse. 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Knuckles and notch.

I had the pleasure of meeting the people of Knuckles and Notch, a risograph printing company last week at their humble studio in Normanton Park. Risography isn't particularly a new printing process, it's been around since 1986, coming out of Japan. It has only in recent times, emerged in our little country through Knuckles and another company, Push Press which is based out of Aljunied.

For those unfamiliar with risography, here is my non-technical, layman description of it. It starts with a machine that's quite like a digital photocopier but designed for inexpensive high volume printing. The printed result is almost silkscreen print-like. With limited colors, what makes it stand out from normal xerox machines, is that it prints luminous colors like pink or bright orange, and even gold. You can see what I mean from the first image above or from my previous entry here.

I'll be working with them on some prints I want to get done, so stay tuned for updates.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

New site.

It's finally up and running. The only hard part was to compile what I had lost and some, unfortunately had been lost. It's hard to determine what types of image storage would be reliable. They said CDs were reliable and now not all of them are. But I have what I have and I'll move on from this knowing that.

I had been longing to create a proper site for what seemed like forever. And now that I have time off, I got to it. The archives will grow and I hope some recognition will come along with it. Even if it may be small. But I did it. And now I can move on to other projects. Yay.