Mary Bernadette Lee

Seated on a wheelchair beside her is young mentee Tamimi Pohan, born with brittle bone disease. The 14-year-old works slowly, carefully using a lino cutter to cut out the shape of a durian. The afternoon rays of the sun fall slanting on their table, casting a honey-gold hue over the scene. Working with marginalised communities and giving them a voice has always been a guiding philosophy of Mary’s artistic practice.