Team Singapore’s piece Love, Balance and Community will represent a Merlion swimming amidst a sea of dolphins. A mythical creature with the body of a fish and the head of a lion, the Merlion is, according to Wikipedia, “used as a mascot and national personification of Singapore.”
New to the Breckenridge competition, team Singapore explains the piece: “The structure signifies how communities around the world can resonate and communicate with each other to promote peace, harmony and balance. Love is the most important factor in life.”
Competition sculptures range from architectural to abstract, political to whimsical. Team Singapore takes a serious tone:
“A big part of dolphins’ characteristics is living in balanced, harmonious communities. They live in big groups of up to 100. They remind us to get out, play and most importantly, to breathe.”
“Singapore is a young country with only 48 years of nation building behind it. Within this short span of time, she has shown that in order for the nation to survive and prosper, she has to live in harmony with her neighbors. The dolphins represent this desire of the nation in attaining peace throughout the region and the rest of the world … and we can attain this by simply learning to breathe.”
About Team Singapore
Team Singapore is composed of captain Ng See Yian, Wang Kia Peng, Chan Tian Wen, Koh Keng Guan and team representative Leonard Lee (not allowed to sculpt).
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