Step up to bamboo: Undulations sculpture at the Esplanade

Soaring Dragon by Carl Cheng Chi Ming, an installation using 250 bamboo ladders, is based on the qian chapter of the Book of Changes (Yi Jing), one of the oldest Chinese classic texts and a book of divination and wisdom. The artwork was on display at
Soaring Dragon by Carl Cheng Chi Ming, an installation using 250 bamboo ladders, is based on the qian chapter of the Book of Changes (Yi Jing), one of the oldest Chinese classic texts and a book of divination and wisdom. The artwork was on display at the Esplanade in conjunction with the Huayi - Chinese Festival of Arts 2014 which ended in March. -- PHOTO: ESPLANADE
Artists Chua Boon Kee (left) and Chua Bong Siang  working together on the sculpture. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artists Chua Boon Kee (left) and Chua Bong Siang  working together on the sculpture. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artist Zhang Wei at work on the sculpture. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artist Zhang Wei at work on the sculpture. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artists Zen Chua (left) and Chua Boon Kee work on the bamboo ladders. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artists Zen Chua (left) and Chua Boon Kee work on the bamboo ladders. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artists Zen Chua (left) and Chua Boon Kee working on the bamboo structure. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artists Zen Chua (left) and Chua Boon Kee working on the bamboo structure. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM 
Artists (from left) Aileen Toh, Teo Huey Ling, Tay Swee Siong, Chang Wei, Chua Boon Kee and Zen Chua are among the 10 from the Sculpture Society (Singapore) who spent a week splicing, shaping and bolting 250 bamboo ladders. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM
Artists (from left) Aileen Toh, Teo Huey Ling, Tay Swee Siong, Chang Wei, Chua Boon Kee and Zen Chua are among the 10 from the Sculpture Society (Singapore) who spent a week splicing, shaping and bolting 250 bamboo ladders. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

A new work of art rises out of the old at the Esplanade.

The Sculpture Society (Singapore) repurposed 250 bamboo ladders used in an earlier installation, Soaring Dragon by Hong Kong artist Carl Cheng Chi Ming, to create a new artwork, Undulations.

The sculpture is  inspired by musical rhythms and complements the Esplanade’s A Tapestry Of Sacred Music, a festival featuring spiritual music by acts from around the world. The three-day affair from  April 25 to 27 will have four ticketed shows and more than 40 free events.

The sculpture Undulations will  be on display at the Esplanade Waterfront Canopy until April 27. Admission is free.

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