This is a photograph of a tile mural entitled "Mitravam" (Sanskrit for "friendship"). For this piece, Iskandar Jalil used the symbol and metaphor of the lock and key to suggest that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) through its diplomatic work, has unlocked many doors for Singapore. He researched and cast moulds of locking systems from antiquated latch systems to digital ‘swipe card’ systems which feature in the central panel of the mural. Physical dimensions of original: 1785 x 4200 x 40 mm. Medium: Clay. Title devised by Library staff.
This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2009. The original work © Iskandar Jalil, 2001-2002.