The Origin: The Tree and Me & The Unborn

Nandita Mukand2017

Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum
Singapore, Singapore

Inspired by the old trees along Singapore’s East Coast Park, The Tree and Me – made of newspapers coloured with natural dyes such as henna, turmeric and coffee – stretches out within the space. This ‘tree’, like the old trees of East Coast Park, carries within it the stories of generations. Another work, 'The Unborn', envelops the space, and was inspired by the seeds the artist encountered on a walk through the Spanish wilderness in Catalonia. Comprising close to 25,000 seeds and pods primarily from pine and cypress trees, this work is a reminder of the miraculous potential of new life that seeds carry. In unison, the two works share a story of man’s life in an urbanised environment which remains inevitably intertwined with nature.


  • Title: The Origin: The Tree and Me & The Unborn
  • Creator: Nandita Mukand
  • Date Created: 2017
  • Physical Dimensions: variable
  • Rights: Collection of the Artist
  • Medium: Newspaper, vegetables, grass, henna, turmeric, coffee, cypress seeds, pine cones, assorted seeds and pods, wire, fishing line

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