“The Rising Moon” is an artistic reinterpretation of our national symbols - the five stars and crescent moon, the artwork is a reflection of the notion of nationhood and our timeless core values. It is also a tribute to the history and cultural memories that the river has played in Singapore’s progress as a maritime nation.
This artwork was commissioned by the National Art Council’s Public Art Trust (PAT), and represents a lasting legacy of Singapore’s Golden Jubilee.
About the Artists Han Sai Por is one of Singapore’s pioneer sculptors who dedicate a large part of her life to the Singapore art scene. As a leading Asian sculptor, her accolades include the Singapore Cultural Medallion in 1995, the Grand Prize at the Triennale-India 2005, the Outstanding Sculpture Award, China in 2006 and the Chianciano Art Biennale Award Winner, Italy in 2015.
Kum Chee Kiong, an artist-architect and a recipient of Certificate of Distinction at Singapore-CDL Sculpture Award in 2009, often investigates the nature of human existence and its related issues that constitute our contemporary condition through his works.