On the 11th Saturday, 7th July 2012, Nathaniel and I made our own Supertree for our project.
I chanced upon this barren plastic branch the day after I had just finished a run at the Marina Bay Gardens where I took pictures of the Supertrees. This was what became of it after I plucked out all its plastic flowers for the blue garden. All the light bulbs in my head burst into flames when I saw the stem and I knew then we would have our own Supertree.
This Supertree of ours would be made with licence plates, rusty exhaust pipes and steel parts.
I printed the licence plates with the words I wanted to use on a paper and then glued the paper onto a sheet of metal foil that was used as packaging for medication. I then painted the plates to give them a rusty and old effect.
Rusty Exhaust Pipes
Rusty Steel Branches
Teedee was charged with arranging the words for the Supertree. Essentially, this Supertree was to double up as a huge signpost for the garden.
One of the signs say:
Project Junkyard by Nathaniel and Sans!
My favourite one by Teedee was
WELCOME, DEAD CARS!
The thing that really pleases us both about this signpost though is how we are able to tell everyone that this junkyard project has now evolved into a
In a land scarce country like Singapore where blocks of apartments were built within a stone's throw from each other, we could have easily gone the way of a Blade-Runner-Dystopia if not for our trees and gardens. The pursuit for a greener Singapore started shortly after we became independent and our efforts today were no less tenacious than it was some 45 years ago.
School of The Arts, 29/6/2012
From Garden City to City in A Garden, we plant huge trees in the middle of bustling roads, smaller ones to grace sidewalks. We built gardens after gardens and when we ran out of space for our fronds and floral, we created vertical green walls as high as any buildings, as if they are giant trees to climb into the sky.
Gardens By The Bay, 29/6/2012
I grew up with them, like they were my friends
and more than justa way to beautify the environment, they spell home for me. I love how they always lift my spirit, bring me smiles, make me love.
These blogs chronicle my journey into the wonderful world of miniatures.
"The Beginning" is the prequel to it all, the one that triggered my obsession with the weird and wonderful world of doll houses.
"My Maharajah's Palace" is a journal of the trials and tribulations en-route to the building of my Indian Palace.
"Projects, Musings & AOB" is like my workroom or scrapbook of anything minis.