SELKIE #13SG – Helios Residences Singapore

Submitted by Damon Hyldreth


Client: Silver Rue Art Consulting

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Completion date: 2011

Artwork budget: $40,000

Project Team

Art Consultant

Silver Rue Art Consulting


Damon Hyldreth

Damon Hyldreth


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.