薪火相傳 Kindling AspirationsA 28th SEA Games Torch UP! Community Arts Programme. View Photo Gallery/Video
薪火相傳 (xīn huǒ xiāng chuán) Kindling Aspirations. A symbol of the little flame of passion, burning in every single person. And how this little spark, ignites a larger fire, to continually connect and inspire us, bringing us closer to our dreams. This is the spirit of the SEA Games, and the spirit of Singapore.
The Mandarin idiom of 薪火相傳 ("The flame of a burning piece of firewood will set the rest alight") figuratively represents the knowledge or skills passed down from one generation to another. It also symbolises that each flame of passion burning in each of us can spark a bigger flame, inspiring us to take a step closer to our dreams. In line with these little flames of passion, this 3-metre tall round sculpture with a central flame-like figure, is only complete upon adding symbolic '薪火 Community Flames', received from the other Torch Up! Community Torches, located at Orchard Road, Bras Basah, Sports Hub and Marina Bay through the 'ExtraOrdinary Run'. This is the spirit of the SEA Games and the spirit of Singapore. Singapore's pioneer generation worked hard to lay the foundations, and with their blessings, support and encouragement, we will keep the flames burning to reach greater heights, growing stronger, being rooted much more deeply and moving steadily in harmony with one another into the future.
Art Glass Marathon
From 22 to 26 April 2015 @ArtGlassCentre. Led by Glass Artist Tan Sock Fong, people of different ages, and from all walks of life. Create stained glass art, that will add the final touches to the Art Installation "薪火相傳 Kindling Aspirations". Unveiled at The 28th SEA Games Torch Parade, on 4th June 2015 at The Promontory @Marina Bay.