Mixed media on washi paper
59 x 84 cm
Placelessness is inspired by the existential concept of being-in-the-world. The map art celebrates the significant moment-to-moment interactions between the artist and the space around her, reflecting her growing connection with diversified culture that was new to her. Originally from Hong Kong, the artist moved to Singapore to pursue her postgraduate training in Art Therapy. Her artwork explores and uncovers the meaning of Placelessness, a sense she felt when she first started living in Singapore. More significantly, through visualising her day-to-day experiences into imagery, it has given life to four Chinese characters ‘心繫我城’, which is to show her gratitude to the past.
Articulating the inner voice: art therapy with a preadolescent child, a qualitative single case vignette in Singapore
In response to the dynamic external world with challenges and difficulties, it is worth exploring how art therapy can benefit preadolescent children who are in a transition period between childhood and adolescence. It is vital to give voice to those who may not be heard in different contexts, so as to better understand their inner needs and provide a more holistic approach to each preadolescent child. This paper attempts to explore the significance of play in art therapy when working with a 10-year-old preadolescent in a primary school setting and in ways that individual art therapy might enhance the child to articulate his or her inner voice. Using a qualitative practitioner-based single case study methodology, it illustrates how art therapy provides an alternative form of communication, in which art materials, art-making and artistic expression serve as symbolic speech in the therapeutic process with the 10-year-old preadolescent child. This thesis aims to examine the therapeutic value for preadolescence children within a framework of play in art therapy in a local primary school for facilitating their positive development and growth as a being-in-the-external-world.
Nursing homes of a community hospital
Art therapist trainee
• Conducted individual and group art therapy sessions for older adults.
2020 – 2021
Mainstream primary school
Art therapist trainee
• Conducted individual art therapy sessions for children with emotional challenges.