By Julien Marinetti
Material : Bronze
Location : Westgate Mall
Duration : Permanent
Collection : CapitaLand Limited
Dimensions : Dimensions variable
Specially commissioned for Westgate mall, The Panda Family features four pandas in an identical sitting posture with the father at the head of the group and the mother and children looking at him with respect. The panda subject hints at CapitaLand’s sponsorship of the 10-year stay of two giant pandas Kai Kai and Jia Jia in Singapore, and also at the proximity of Westgate to the Chinese Garden, whose pagoda and pavilions have long been prominent landmarks of Jurong.
Look carefully at the seemingly abstract paintings on the bodies of the children pandas and you will find references to these landmark buildings. Even the colours have meanings: orange and red for the sun, pagoda and pavilions; blue for water and sky; and green for nature.
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Image courtesy of CapitaLand Limited