Shavonne Wong is a 3D Virtual Model Creator and NFT artist who was named Forbes 30U30 Asia in 2020. For this drop she has collaborated with Lenne Chai, an acclaimed US-based Singaporean photographer who is a recipient of the WHO WE ARE 200 grant by Obscura
In a world where we take hundreds of photos to document our lives and curate our memories, Singaporean artists and adolescent friends Shavonne Wong and Lenne Chai are examining if memories, just like images, can be easily manipulated to fit our desired version of the truth. For this project, Shavonne Wong, an award-winning photographer turned 3D virtual model creator, has collaborated with Lenne Chai, an acclaimed US-based Singaporean fashion photographer to create a series of images depicting an imaginary young girl's transition from girlhood to adolescence, sculpted digitally. This 3D model is an amalgamation of their younger selves, and is inspired by their upbringing in Singapore. Their virtual teenage character hangs out in her bedroom, makes soap bubbles with a friend, takes naps by the sea shore… There is a dream-like quality in the works that underpins an uncanniness to these digitally-crafted realistic pieces. Echoing a larger trend that questions authenticity in the way we represent and document ourselves, this work takes it a step further to consider the subjectivity of memory. If memories, just like images, can be just as easily manipulated to fit our desired version of truth, then what is real and not?