Look up! Singapore’s giant mural has an Indian touch

Singapore just got a new mural, one of its tallest, and it’s a celebration of India’s Gond tribal art form. The seven-storey art work, 21 metres high, shows two intertwining trees, a flock of colourful sparrows, two deer, and a thin red ribbon entwined through it all. It’s called ‘Dancing in Unison’.

Created on the façade of a hotel in the area known as Little India, the work is a collaboration between Gond artist Bhajju Shyam, 50, and contemporary Singaporean artist Sam Lo.

“It was interesting to work with Sam, because though we come from such different places and have had such varied influences, we shared similar thoughts on our relationship with nature,” says Shyam.

Shyam is an artist who glories in the traditions of his…

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