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Not Just a Little Red Dot: Durian

Not Just a Little Red Dot: Durian

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  • Acrylic on canvas
  • 60cm x 75cm

Hailed as the King of Fruits, the durian is such a divisive fruit that you either love it or hate it. There are two durian species which are native to Singapore. These are the Durio singaporensis, or durian daun, and the Durio griffithii or durian tupai.

In 1956,  Lorong Lew Lian was named after the fruit — “lew lian” means durian in the Hokkien dialect. This is one of many roads in the Upper Serangoon Road area named after local fruits. I gave the King of Fruits a kaleidoscopic spin, and hopefully it will not be as polarising as its smell and taste.

About the ‘Not Just a Little Red Dot’ collection

When someone mentions 'Singapore', what comes to mind? Despite its small land footprint, Singapore has transformed into one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities. Over the years, iconic symbols and landmarks were created to represent Singapore in the world.

Created in Kelly's signature contemporary style, each artwork in the ‘Not Just a Little Red Dot’ collection is inspired by a national symbol or landmark in Singapore's history. The year when the symbol/landmark was created/completed or the name of the location is 'stamped' on the artwork, marking its significance.

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