Sky Habitat

The Hummingbird

Sculpture, Stainless steel, 2014
Artist:  Victor Tan Wee Tar (b.1969), Singapore
 
Location:  Sky Habitat Level 1, Singapore

 

Local artist Victor Tan captures a beautiful moment when a tiny hummingbird pauses in mid-air to drink in the sweet nectar of a flower. While taking its food, it also gives something back to the host – by helping the flower pollinate. The bird, entirely hand-moulded by the artist using stainless steel wire, is “enlarged” many times to reflect its oft-understated contribution to the habitat. The way it is connected to the stylised stainless-steel-tube flower – one of seven – allows itself to move. When the wind blows, the bird sways and flaps its wings, creating poetry in the air.

Artist’s Biography

Victor Tan graduated from LASALLE with a Diploma in Fine Arts (Ceramics), and from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (Sculpture). His chosen medium is wire. Despite being visually-impaired, he has established himself in the art scene as a professional sculptor.

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