Artist: Tang Kok Soo
Title: Elephants Crossing the Water
Medium: Mixed media
Size (cm): 121 x 160
When crossing rivers, elephants are stable and strong-willed, stepping firmly on the river bed through flowing water to get to the other side. Elephants Crossing the Water symbolises resolute people facing overwhelming difficulties and overcoming barriers with courage as they strive towards success, happiness and their dreams. In this painting, Mr Tang applied the attentive use of pencil, charcoal, watercolour and Chinese ink to mirror the composure of the elephant herd in their river-crossing.