Commissioned by Prestige Magazine, Lim created three sculptural paintings with the living elements of nature and man-made objects for the magazine’s cover story and profile of Artist Leon Lim.
Lim found the objects from the abandoned houses in Kuala Lumpur such as joss papers, the old wooden frames, steel wire grid, love letters, billings, jars, Chinese style kettle, stainless steel grill basket, kid’s homework books, and fine-crafted furniture. Lim decided to use the objects for his new artworks because it is a portrait of the failed life in Kuala Lumpur during the 1970s to 1990s.
One of the three sculptural paintings titled, “Faith in God” is Lim’s childhood inspiration when he was a kid and stared at fires in the papers called “joss paper gold and silver paper.” Joss papers are used for worship to resemble money and burned as sacrificial offering for pray to god and memo. Lim was fascinated by the forms and colors of the flames over the belief of god or any religion.
Year : 2013
Size: 36” D x 6” W x 60 ” H
Medium: Old wooden frame, religious steel bowl, steel grid, joss papers, and wood board.