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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Water Bubbles | Clementi Mall | Wrapped Up

The sculptures at Clementi Mall is quite nice don't you think?
It's called Water Bubbles, made of stainless steel by Singapore sculptor, Chua Boon Kee. (

Water Bubbles by Chua Boon Kee

I like to 'stare' at public sculptures though I can't appreciate it like most people do.
I used stare and not admire because I think what I do is literally stare at it.

What do you see when you stare at it?

I think of the X-Men movie, the bad guy who can extract iron from blood, he can also transform into different shapes, I see the water bubble above and think of Magneto!  My imagination goes wild sometimes!

Water Bubbles by Chua Boon Kee

HDB probably thinks that Magneto has arrived in Clementi and decided to wrap the sculptures in tarpaulin. haha..

The reason they gave is that the sculptures becomes too hot during the day and people might get burnt when they touch it. They want to prevent getting burnt by wrapping the sculptures up.

They have also asked the sculptor to move them away. Why?

The Clementi Covered Sculptures

Don't move it away... It looks nice day or night!

Wrapping them up looks ugly.
Magneto doesn't exist, it's just a comic character. ;-)


Kate said...

The top photo reminds me of the Nike "swoosh."

Not much thought must have initially been given to the sculptures location, I guess.

Leif Hagen said...

I especially like the silver sculpture which seems to be floating up on sprays of water! Lovely!
Kind regards from EAGAN daily photo

Kay said...

Wrapping it up to keep people's bun safe, becoz it gets too hot in the afternoon from the the searinng hot sun.

Ignorant people will sit on it, getting their buns "burnt"..

Unknown said...

Oh yes, it does!

Hello Eagan DP!

Ya, I suppose so, but...