AND ALL THE TOMORROWS THAT ARE LEFT UNTIL THERE IS A NEW WORLD ORDER, I'LL LOVE YOU, 2013
EMBROIDERY OVER DANCE POLYESTER AND NEWSPAPERS
36CM BY 29 CM EACH
The work tries to remove the significance of everyday events reported in the news. To me, the news was often ‘bad news’, seemingly warning of an impending apocalypse. By sewing over these articles, donning the images with threads of colour, the work represents my attempts of repairing the world’s issues through every stitch. In the process of sewing each article, there is also a shift of focus from event to particular individuals- who become the main subject matter of the work. Reading the newspapers can be overwhelming at times and it is not the end of the world that I fear, but that someday, I may lose the people I love.
Works by Questal Tay. All images copyright ©2019 Questal Tay