SINGAPORE â€” Visible artist Sam Lo aka Sticker Woman feels lucky today; she lately launched her newest collaboration with Casio G-SHOCK, the place solely 300 restricted timepieces that includes her design are being bought in Singapore. â€œI believe itâ€™s a giant honour and privilege to have the ability to work with totally different platforms like these, and to have manufacturers work with you. It looks like theyâ€™re supporting you, endorsing you,â€ she instructed Yahoo Life-style Singapore.
City artwork has all the time been on the core of Samâ€™s work. She positioned stickers round Singapore and spray-painted a highway which led to her arrest and sentence of hours of group work in 2013. Trying again, Sam nonetheless loves city artwork however she treads rigorously: â€œIf I will be trustworthy, Iâ€™m just a little bit extra self-policing. And I believe a whole lot of creatives can agree with me on this. I believe every time we create one thing, we keep in mind sure tips that we type of impose on ourselves.â€
Whereas she nonetheless brings up discussions surrounding our tradition and the way in which we reside, she incorporates these ideas into her design, particularly on G-SHOCKâ€™s iconic all-black GX-56BB mannequin. Along with her artwork, she intends to get individuals speaking concerning the new values surrounding us: â€œSo on the watch strap itself, you possibly can see the 5 stars. And these 5 stars, are type of like my reinterpretation of what the 5 stars on the flag is. The inspiration for this watch actually got here from a whole lot of Singaporean influences, that is for certain. I imagine all these items round us truly encourage and affect the way in which we reside.â€
As for this lengthy Nationwide Day and Hari Raya Haji weekend, Sam is aspiring to take loads of relaxation, in addition to sleeping in. We predict she deserves it, earlier than one other mission drops nearer to September: â€œI might need a present developing in September, this time exploring one thing extra sculptural, I suppose.â€
Sam beforehand created sculptures for the previous Reasonably priced Artwork Truthful present, so seeing her dabble in sculptures is probably not a overseas act. However the largest false impression sheâ€™s confronted is that â€œshe will solely do stickersâ€. She laughs off that assertion, although she says sheâ€™s embraced the â€œSticker Womanâ€ label and popularity.
Watch the interview with Sam Lo above.
Along side this yrâ€™s Nationwide Day theme â€œOur Singaporeâ€, the G-SHOCK x SKL0 timepiece options the phrase â€œMajulahâ€ from the traditional Singapore Nationwide Day Parade theme track We Are Singapore . The time piece retails at S$299, and can be accessible in any respect G-SHOCK Boutiques (besides IMM) from right this moment onwards.