To be able to adhere the things that we want in our lives eventually, we got to take it one step at a time.
Acrylic on Canvas
76cm x 61cm

Step Up

Serving time has taught me certain values in my life – I’m able to make the necessary changes and sacrifices that are needed of me to become a better man. The lotus displays values such as purity, peace, reflection and having my priorities set right. The legs represent me moving forward, taking steps and leading a life on the right path. We cannot possibly change the world, unless we first change ourselves, focusing on our values and principles. Eventually, to be able to have the things we want in our lives, we got to take it one step at a time.

In this time of crisis, it is important that we stick together and unite, as we conquer this virus one step at a time.

*Names have been changed to protect their identity

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 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