Timeline

Mui-Ling Teh

Joined February 2008

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I was not born with these lines,
They accumulated with time.

Everything begins clean and neat,
White as a brand new sheet.

But overtime life collects stains
After years of learning pain.

But we learn to stand after falling on our knees.
From fresh new sprouts we become trees.

As mentioned in Wish I’ve had a string of misfortune this year. One of the misfortunes was losing a collection of my origami which fell out of my knapsack one very hectic day at school, and later in the evening the custodians mistook it for garbage and threw it away. It was not too long after that incident that along with Freedom, I made Timeline; a piece big enough to appreciate in real life, but still have the quality of the miniature folding in it.

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Here is a look of the entire chain from above:

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This is sort of like Fly except each cranes is a different size, gradually getting smaller and whiter from one end to the other. I did a graded shade on a sheet of trace paper before cutting squares from them. It took me a while to come up with a way to photograph this. I didn’t want it to be another Fly, and eventually I got this result. While the smallest crane (which was from a square measuring 5×5mm) is out of focus, I think it is understandable what is happening…

And thank you to everyone who left me encouraging comments on Wish and who have prayed for me. Of all the years I have lived, this one has been the roughest; my family and I have been going through a lot of strife this year. Life is a long journey and not an easy one.

Taken with an Olympus FE-340

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For a better idea of scale

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