27 September, 2009


(Acrylic on 14 by 18in primed canvas)

A child is born with dreams and an ambition, but the society they live in will sculpt and create them into something they are not. But our first Singapore Malay President, Mr. Yusof bin Ishak (1910 – 1970), is a born politician, not made into something our selfish society wants us to be.

The portrait of Mr. Yusof bin Ishak is fused with the famous Muppet character from Sesame Street is not a mockery but a reminder of how important and iconic he is to our country for being the first ever Malay president of Singapore, being printed on our currency note and also the founder of the Malay newspaper, Utusan Melayu, just like how Sesame Street and The Muppet Show has brought educational purposes and impact to our lives till today.