by Natalie Foo

See the vast field,

its shield of command,

the clearing that flanks

a green path for ghosts.


Methods: dry on wet

Inspiration: This charcoal drawing was made to accompany a short poem I wrote about a large swathe of tropical forest cleared by Singapore's government which, faced by a public outcry, blamed it on the contractor. The clearing ignited public anger because Singaporeans started to cherish our forests more during the restrictions of COVID.


Featured in our June 2021 issue, "Creation During Covid, pt. 3"