10,000 PING PONG BALLS & LIGHT:
'OUROBOROS', A PUBLIC LIGHT SCULPTURE COMMISSIONED BY SG50 AND SEA GAMES 2015, SHOWCASED AT MARINA BAY, SINGAPORE
By asking 5000 school children in Singapore to tell her their secret wishes & ambitions for the future, Nicola built a sculpture made of 5000 wishes, giving children an opportunity to tell her a meaningful truth: some beautiful, some mundane, some moving, some insightful. The sculpture was launched to fit in with the positive rally cry of Singapore’s 50th Anniversary as a nation.
Each child wrote their truth on a ping pong ball, which was then woven into a sculpture of the white orbs and lights, in the shape of an Ouroboros, the never-ending cycle of progress. Upon close reading, there were a lot of other narratives, personal and national, that were told through the Ouroboros.
Kindly sponsored by SG50, STAEDTLER Singapore, IQkidz, and SEA Games 2015.