The Crying Lady

As a child, it is hard to confront the vulnerability of a parent. The first time Phua saw his mother cry was in a temple, mourning the death of her mother. A quiet yet monumental moment, it marked a loss of innocence; an erosion of the complete faith in parents as indestructible. “The Crying Lady” is a construction of this memory, replete with fragmented but vivid images — his father’s flannel shirt draped over her, the thick temple air, bright gold ornaments, a lone turtle in the pond.

SKU: PJYvii Category:


Artist: Phua Juan Yong

Title: The Crying Lady

Year: 2021

Dimensions: 84.1 × 118.9 cm

Medium: Digital archival print

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