Sculptor Han Sai Por pouring her all into dancing with stone

Han Sai Por fell in love with the purity of a type of white stone called han bai yu, which she discovered about 10 years ago in China and uses it to create some of her new works.
Han Sai Por fell in love with the purity of a type of white stone called han bai yu, which she discovered about 10 years ago in China and uses it to create some of her new works. ST PHOTO: SHINTARO TAY

While she finds painting more relaxing, artist Han Sai Por respects the demands of sculpting, channelling her physical energy into her works

Cataract surgery two months ago did not slow down sculptor Han Sai Por. Despite the doctor's advice to avoid heavy lifting, she was deep into preparations for her new solo exhibition.

Dance With The Wind, which opens at iPreciation on July 5, does not have the monumental stone works Han is known for. But it does have more than 10 sculptures and 12 acrylic on canvas works. Prices start at $30,000.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 25, 2019, with the headline 'Pouring her all into dancing with stone'. Print Edition | Subscribe