Client: Silver Rue Art Consulting
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Completion date: 2011
Artwork budget: $40,000
Silver Rue Art Consulting
A sculpture of an organic sea creature aspect was needed. Cor-Ten steel was chosen for it's durability in humid climates as well as for it's striking color which contrasts well with the background greenery and the wine dark color of the water.
The theme for the Selkie sculpture is the legend of the Selkies. The Orkney Islands have many stories concerning a magical race of creatures known locally as the "selkie-folk", meaning seal people. Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land. The theme was appropriate to Singapore which is an island nation whose people are, in a sense, wed to the sea.