Dawn Ng created the series ‘A Thing of Beauty’ as a bold celebration of the everyday and ordinary. She collected various objects in over 100 shops around Singapore and arranged them by color in beautiful still lifes.
As she explains each installation is meant to be ‘an anthropological documentary of things we collectively own in this day and age’ while the work aims to challenge common canonizations of what we find beautiful. We should rather hold on to objects that actually mean something to us or as the artist puts it, we should ‘see a bit of ourselves in the things we keep.’
All images © Dawn Ng