Singapore artist gives ping
pong balls new lease on life
Artists the world over have put
their creative skills to use transforming common, household items
into works of art. But a new twist is bouncing around Singapore
these days, as some retired sporting goods are finding new life
in the studio of Singapore artist Garie Sim.
turns ball into work of art
Singapore's TCS visited
the art teacher to get a look at the impressive creations Sim
has fashioned out of old table tennis balls: Christmas figurines,
nursery rhyme characters, Chinese mythological characters...
even the heroes of the latest craze of Pokemon are taking shape
as old pingpong balls are transformed. Sim spruces up the balls
with careful applications of polymer clay and colorful paint.
The clay is first baked, then attached to the balls.
Sim told TCS reporter Judith Tan that the ping pong ball creations
are a big hit with his art students. "You realize there
are a lot of things being wasted, and I think there's a lot of
potential in that," he adds.