Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Edmund Tan Xinrui | 3J 2020

The diorama depicts an alley in the desolated suburbs of Korea, featuring the antiquated shopfront of a 45-year-old noodle store.

Following the passing of his wife in a freak accident, the owner has lived in despondency and pessimism. His reluctance to accept the absence of his sole companion has demotivated him to continue his business — once the talk of the town, now a desolated, neglected stall.Illustrated in the yellowing pages, warm white lights and shop signs of yesteryear, the diorama seeks to achieve a sense of nostalgia and warmth.