New wall mural in S.E.A. Aquarium by local artists The Ink&Clog

Remember the two wall murals at Toa Payoh and Bishan which we created with the People’s Association, local artist Dan Wong of A Good Citizen and students from CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)?

Recently, a third mural was painted inside S.E.A. Aquarium. The objective was to have something aesthetically striking with a strong conservation message near the entrance. A giant mural seemed like the perfect answer.

To do that, we commissioned local artistic duo The Ink&Clog to conceptualise and paint the mural. They were selected based on their distinctive use of vibrant colours and geometrical shapes.

The Ink&Clog is made up of graphic designer Inkten and graffiti writer Clogtwo. With two different styles merging into one, they have created iconic murals around the world, in London, Japan, Korea, Australia, Mexico, United States, Hong Kong and South East Asia. Their style strongly revolves around mathematical lines and grids. The duo has also worked with international brands such as Mercedes Benz, Google, Microsoft, Converse, Billabong and MightyJaxx.

The painting was first sketched onto the 5.75m x 7.65m wall before colouring it with spray paint. The artists worked on the mural for about 5 hours each day for 3 consecutive days.
The artists had to use a scissor lift to paint the higher portions of the mural.

On 31 March 2018, the mural was completed with the help of 2 members of Guardians of the S.E.A.A., 2 S.E.A. Aquarium docents and our very own aquarist-artist Kenneth Chin.

Clogtwo (first from left) and Inkten (second from left) sharing more about the mural with the participants.
Clogtwo demonstrating how to use spray paint.
Kenneth Chin getting some pointers from Clogtwo.
Judy Shei, a member of Guardians of the S.E.A.A., tried spray painting for the first time.
Lauren Elizabeth Cvetko was one of the two S.E.A. Aquarium docents who participated.
Also joining in the action were S.E.A. Aquarium docent Marcus Loh (foreground) and young Guardian of the S.E.A.A. Emmett House.
Emmett’s brother Zane who was also present, decided to give it a go and enjoyed it more than he had expected.
Big thanks to all artists and participants.
The completed mural

Here’s a description of the mural:

The painting’s geometric elements allude to the holistic interconnectivity between humans, flora and fauna, our world, and to how the different pieces come together to complete the ecosystem puzzle.

The human race is depicted in the form of Mother Nature who guards the Earth and its life forms with her loving embrace. She is one with nature, with pink sea jellies flowing gracefully amongst her locks, and embellished with coral reefs – one of the most diverse yet fragile marine ecosystems on Earth. By loving and protecting the Earth, we love and protect ourselves. Like pieces of the puzzle, all of us need to come together and do our part as Guardians of the S.E.A.A..

The next time you’re at the S.E.A. Aquarium, keep a lookout for this mural which is right at the escalator landing at Basement 1.

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