Flutes of Fancy,
National Museum of Singapore
Chandelier formed from a whirlwind of leaves, each with a unique texture, colour, size and finish
“Flutes of Fancy” is a magical chandelier sculpture beautifully composed of glass and acrylic pieces and crystal beads by Florence Ng.
Following the fluid yet bold brushstrokes of the cursive letter “f” close to the ceiling, the artwork is like a powerful yet gentle whirlwind of leaves that envelopes visitors in a warm and romantic embrace and sweeps all off their feet into a world of musical flight and fantasy.
In shades of champagne, silver and white, every piece was carefully cut, bent and colored by hand, and then strung together with crystal beads at different lengths and hung strategically to create the overall movement of the sculpture. A total of approximately 1000 leaves of different sizes, colours, finishes and textures were made; while some are reflective and smooth, others are frosted, painted or clear with a textured surface.