THE GILDED CAGE..... This work reflects the beauty and charm displayed and practiced by the Peranakan women in history, even while constricted by a culture of male dominance. In today’s world, I see brilliant women who are sitting in their respective cages and not seeing the door is already open.
HER PRIDE, AND JOY..... Among the many skills that flourished, the fine art of embroidery, and particularly fine beading in their footwear, has become an established and essential component to their wardrobe. The result and quality of this craft would often determine her future, in terms of marriage, and her place in society. This work reflects on the steps taken, to shape one’s destiny. Again, this is so relevant to today’s woman who is crafting and shaping her world, so she can leave a positive footprint and legacy.
CANOPY OF FIREFLIES..... This work is purely a visual joy, and experience, often seen at dusk, in gardens in south east Asia. A silent symphony of ambient light, and the perfect backdrop in a Peranakan world. We have some amazing talent among the women in our workplace – some are already shining brightly and others are harder to find. These women are the silent symphony needing encouragement to step forward.
Like Hugh's art in 'AMBIENCE' my business aims to create within a space, 'Self Confident Women' who shine, lighting the way to a brighter future.
Together we hope you will enjoy this exhibition as we have had in bringing it to you.
CEO, Self Confident Women