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  • Mitravam (Friendship), tile mural : general view

    Arts · Iskandar Jalil, 1940-
    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...
  • Unglazed bowls, pottery : general view

    Arts · Iskandar Jalil, 1940-
    This is a photograph of six unglazed bowls made by Iskandar Jalil who has frequently expounded on the deceptive simplicity of the cawan (bowl), which he has described as "the most challenging of forms", for the way it reveals the strength (or weakness) of a master-potter. This cluster of cawan...
  • Pottery work "Spherical teapot & twig" : close-up

    Arts · Iskandar Jalil, 1940-
    This is a photograph of a tea pot made by Iskandar Jalil. It has the distinctive kendi-inspired spout and bears the trademark ‘Iskandar Blue’. The colour was inspired by Iskandar’s trip to Scandinavia where the visual and sensory resonance of the open sky is conveyed through a single colour. The...