EYEYAH WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE T-SHIRT
This t-shirt is a playful interpretation of an incident that took place in Singapore in 1835. A group of explorers in Bukit Timah were pounced upon and scared away by a tiger protecting its natural habitat. The artwork celebrates the tiger and his right to freely roam the jungle.
This is an exclusive collaboration with The Gallery Store by ABRY and EYEYAH, which cannot be found anywhere else. EYEYAH took inspiration from Heinrich Leutemann’s 1865 wood engraving – the first work displayed in the Singapore Gallery – that depicts a tiger jumping from the jungle towards George Drumgoole Coleman, the architect responsible for planning much of early Singapore. In Leutemann’s image, the tiger seems to disrupt the apparently ‘civilising’ efforts of the British Empire.