2019 UOB Painting of the Year

The Clock of Ageing of a Flower

Emerging Artist Category


Artist: Wong Joo Yee
Title: The Clock of Ageing of a Flower
Medium: Oil on wood
Size (cm): 28.5 x 28.5

The Clock of Ageing of a Flower explores how women are central to the family structure. The artist examines the roles women play across different generations, ranging from daughters, wives and mothers to grandmothers and great grandmothers. Inspired by an old family photo, the artist painted a picture of her paternal great grandmother holding a young female member of the family. The artist used the seat of an antique wooden stool as her canvas to convey the passing of time and to reiterate how women have always been the foundation of the family.

Artist’s Bio

Wong Joo Yee

Wong Joo Yee

Ms Wong’s artworks have been exhibited in Gehrig Art Gallery and China House Art Space, both in 2015. She has also won a couple of art prizes, including a consolation prize in Spotlight, a youth art competition organised by Penang Art District in 2018.