Artist: Jacqueline Harliman
* 30 October 1992, in Singapore
Student of Raffles Design Institute in Singapore
Singapore is a very unique country to me, it has a diverse population of Chinese, Malays, Indians and Asians. In this multi-cultural country, the people mantain an environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Therefore, I applied patterns of flowers on the buddy bear body. I used orchid as the main flower on the body and the head since Singapore’s national flower is the orchid. For hands and legs of the buddy bear, I applied henna tattoo (Indian) and lotus flower (Chinese) as the intersection body part between the main body and legs/hands. I used vibrant colors for my design to represent that Singapore is a modern country, vivid colors of the cityscapes and there are a lot of beautiful natural sceneries. I mixed this modern and the natural feeling (colors and patterns) to my design.
Artist: Herbert Buchs
(Not the same artist or bear as on the BB homepage)
It’s not the same bear as on the BB homepage. I think it may be the same artist – Thanh Dung Matzke – I’m not sure because I did not catch the whole sign at the bottom in my photo. But Thanh Dung said about the other bear she painted: “Who isn't capable of love, lost the will to live.” And that seems to fit this one as well.