Centre Hair Parting
Ng Eng Teng
Medium: Stoneware, oil painted.
Size: 57 x 28 x 23cm.
Centre Hair Parting, 1993 (Fig. 25) is a whimsical stylisation in which the hair can be interpreted as eyes or as ears, according to one's fancy. An earlier work of the same title (1992, NETAT, Fig. 123, p 265) is equally evocative. It is this ambiguity and metaphor that lend wit and humour to so much of Eng Teng's work.
--Bodies Transformed, ch. 3
Constance Sheares. Bodies Transformed: Ng Eng Teng in the Nineties. Singapore: NUS Museums/ National University of Singapore, 1999.
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Last updated: 11 January 2001