Jesvin Yeo: ARCHITECTURAL DECORATION: NEGOTIATINGS SYMBOLS
ACROSS TIME AND PLACE
Multidisciplinary designer Jesvin Yeo is
responsible for this beautifully constructed
architectural decoration which just won her the Red Dot award in the category
Communication Design. Here is Jesvin on her project.
This special publication is an
introductory book to the symbolic images of Hokkien
architectural-style temples. This book combines illustrations and incisive write-up about
particular symbols with representative images from three century-old temples built from
1800s to 1900s. Each write-up explains the
meaning and mythology behind the symbolic
images, as well as the setting and the materials of these symbolic images.
To enhance the value of these cultural
images as they display our ancestors expectations
and pursuits of beautiful things, this book is deliberately made in the format of
bamboo scroll, which allows for the depiction of a continuous narrative: the viewing is a
progression through time and space.
This book aims to serves as a platform
for better understanding of culture material and
to stimulate interest of the younger generations. This book uses 225 bamboo strips and is
the longest bamboo scroll book in Singapore, measuring 4.35 meter long. Due to the
each book took about 5 days to finish. This bamboo scroll book is a combination of both
technology and old material; where past and present are in continuous dialogue.