Katy Lee, 70, Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped
Katy’s artwork depicts Singapore with apartment buildings and trees, with the island split into three colours to represent her feelings and showcasing her love for Singapore. The simple but powerful use of colours illustrates how the visually impaired perceive the world in more abstract but equally evocative ways.
Red represents our lively and vibrant island home, because to her, “Singapore is a brilliant, fantastic place with strength and unity.” Blue, in turn, represents reliability and trustworthiness, as Singapore provides for her needs for a safe home, food, and clean water. Her love for nature is further reinforced by the symbolism of green, representing Singapore’s green spaces – the beautiful parks where she can roam freely and grow. As she summarises, “Home is where I feel safe because I am accepted and loved, and can care for others. It is also a place where there is peace and harmony.”
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