GOSSIP


'gossip' © Hew Chee Fong
basalt and water
20cm high x 60 cm wide x 53 cm depth


I've decided to call this piece 'gossip'.
Why?
It acknowledges the importance of communal meeting places of bygone eras in our society and ones that still exist today in parts of the third world. The enforced ritual of getting water and communal bathing strengthened the bonds within communities. Women gossiped when they washed their clothes, bathed their children and waited for their water pots to fill up. Today we have the convenience of running water in our own homes at the cost of being strangers to everyone else.