157 Neil Road, namely Baba House, is a three-storey townhouse located in Singapore’s historic district of Blair Plain.
Once the ancestral home of a Peranakan Chinese family, it has since become a heritage house and you can visit to experience a typical Peranakan Chinese family home of the early 20th century. It also facilitates research into architectural conservation, urban and social history, and cultural hybridity.
The Peranakans were the Chinese-Malay traders who brought spices from the Orient into Singapore, and the much-renowned Shophouses in Singapore were their live/work units.
I love this building because it is painted a vibrant ultramarine blue. The Peranakan culture is highly decorative and this elaborate design can be seen in their decorative tiles, clothes and food.
The phoenix and the peony are common symbols in Peranakan design and textiles and I've incorporated these elements into my piece.
SIGNED FINE ART EDITION PRINT:
Signed by the artist and printed on German Hahnemühle 350gsm Cotton Rag Etching paper.
Size: 46 x 42cm
Edition of 250
The print is wrapped in crisp white tissue paper and rolled in a presentation tube with a gift tag attached with Clare Haxby Studio Ribbon.
Each print is embossed with the Clare Haxby Studio Authentic Edition stamp and has its own unique edition number.
Inside the tube is a framing pack with extra labels to go on the back of your frame.
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