Let me be singing when the evening comes.
Batik on Rayon with Frame
57cm x 83cm

A New Day

My painting was inspired by a Christian song, “Ten Thousand Reasons”. I was greatly moved when I sang this song at a counselling session, which gave me the inspiration to create this painting. I believe that no matter what we face in life, we must always remember that God is in control of all situations and we need to put all our trust in Him.

I have learnt to dedicate my life to God and trust Him in all situations in life. I have also learnt to treasure my loved ones, especially my mother, who has been supporting me throughout my entire incarceration with her unconditional love. When all have deserted you, only then, you will discover what is truly dear to you.

This painting represents that no matter what difficulties and setbacks you face in life, and whatever that is ahead of you, nothing should stop you from fighting and embracing life as it is. God has given you life and it should be lived to the fullest. There is always a purpose for everything that happens in life. I hope to be able to use my life’s experiences to help others that may face the same situation in life and to become a counsellor with the youths.
 
 
*Names have been changed to protect their identity

Jerome

In partnership with Yellow Ribbon Project, selected artworks created by inmates from Visual Arts Hub (VAH) are showcased to represent the overcoming of adversity, instilling hope and to encourage the community not to give up during uncertain times.

The featured artworks can be adopted by members of the public. All proceeds will go to the Yellow Ribbon Fund in support of the rehabilitation of ex-offenders. If you are interested, kindly contact Ms Carol Ho at Carol_HO@yellowribbon.gov.sg for more information.

The Yellow Ribbon Project (YRP) is a national public engagement campaign aimed at changing society’s mindset in giving ex-offenders a second chance in life. The community initiative aims to create awareness of the need to give second chances to ex-offenders, generate acceptance of ex-offenders and their families in the community, and inspire community action to support the rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-offenders into society. 

For more information about YRP, visit their website at https://www.yellowribbon.gov.sg/