Ong Keng Sen
am often intrigued by representations of artists or people expressing
themselves in dance and music. These representations are often a
valuable record of the way instruments were played, the postures
and the context in which they were played. In the case of this court
lady, I was also incredibly drawn to her hair. The styles of ornamentation
and decoration were often fantastical, especially in the Chinese
court and this is a great example of that.