Artist: Haslin Bin Ismail
Title: Tulang Belut (Eel Bone)
Medium: Mixed media on canvas (Acrylic, Chinese ink, pencil and paper collage)
Size (cm): 122 x 153
Tulang Belut (Eel Bone) is created using a stitching technique used in traditional Malay clothing. The artist uses interfacing fabric, a type of material used by tailors to stick fabric together to create an artwork that reflects the value of tradition, family and the will to overcome adversity. The artwork pays homage to the craft of the artist’s tailor parents, through the traditional Baju Melayu. It is also his self-reflection on the strong family relationships that shaped him today.