Traditionally in African greeting, “I see you” means “Hello”. It symbolically also means, “I see your personality, humanity, dignity and respect.” In the context of an African village, it transcends knowing and connotates understanding and acceptance.
I SEE YOU SEE ME by Mary Bernadette Lee (Mrydette) reminds fellow Singaporeans to recognise the uniqueness in one another, to go beyond superficialities and to understand one another a little more through their art. This is an initiative to give value to human interactions and the manner in which we appreciate and honour one another. The final assemblage is a consolidation of both the artist and community’s efforts, representative of a community’s shared vision. After all, “A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people,” said Mahatma Gandhi.
Mary Bernadette Lee (Mrydette) is an illustrator and a visual communication graduate from NTU, School of Art, Design and Media.
Venue: Esplanade, Tunnel
When: 6 Aug - 8 Nov 2015,