“In the Air” is the new installation at the Esplanade Theatres's main concourse by one of my favorite local artists Victor Tan, well-known for his stainless steel wire sculptures.
It comprises several human bodies in varying sizes mingling amongst suspended wooden doors and windows. The smallest “infant” wire figure measures 10cm, while the biggest is 4m long.
Tan describes his sculptures as drawings in the air. They certainly have an etheral quality that makes them very distinctive. The visually impaired sculptor often leaves the figures seemingly incomplete, like a sketched drawing, yet full of expression and poetry.