Hazel Lim

Weaving Rainbows in my Mind (2022)

stickers and tape on paper, thread and fabric
This collection of drawings made with an assortment of coloured tapes, stickers and thread are exercises in pattern creations. I am influenced by the encounters with the intricately fashioned baskets, shophouse tiles, roof and floor thatches, jewelleries, and even colourful Sarawakian cakes.
Paying homage also to craft instructional drawings and the weavings and paintings of Anni & Josef Albers, Weaving Rainbows in My Mind are patterned diagrams that serve as notational markers, visual rhythms and weaved drawings.

Hazel Lim is a visual artist with a background in painting and employs text, crafting methods and drawings in her artistic practice. In her current research on the aesthetics of care, crafting techniques such as needlework and paper craft are used to investigate the utility of diagrams, image making and colour theory, whilst at the same time, interrogating the relationship of craft to the domestic and feminine.

Hazel currently leads the BA(Hons) programme in the McNally School of Fine Arts, LASALLE College of the Arts and has taken part in exhibitions showcased in Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, Ireland, Germany, Austria, US and Vietnam.
Hazel was an Associate Artist with Substation, Singapore from 2004–2012 and is one of the artists commissioned for Singapore Biennale 2013/2014 and showed her work entitled A Botanical and Wildlife Survey at the Singapore Peranakan Museum. She recently collaborated with her partner, Andreas Schlegel on a commissioned installation work, The Oort Cloud and the Blue Mountain for The Children Biennale 2019 in The National Gallery of Singapore and the Kinderbiënnale 2021 at Groninger Museum, Netherlands and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Germany, and Singapore Art Museum: Tanjong Pagar Edition, 2022.