• Pearlyn Sim

    Only By An Inch

    Self-published, 2017



    An observation study of the relationship between the Shore Pit Viper and its neighboring residents at the Pasir Ris mangrove. In each drawing, a Shore Pit Viper can be seen concealed from immediate view alongside a resident animal.

    Photographic documentation of the Shore Pit Viper (Cryptelytrops purpureomaculatus), day and night, over a course of two months. During this two months, the viper moves only by an inch each time I visit.


    Snakes in the viper family (Viperidae) are particularly my favourite. Vipers to me are like dragons, ferocious and brave, that comes alive from fairytale books. They are mysterious with a pair of compelling eyes, a body that glitter under the scorching sun and midnight moon, empowering with an elegant and confident posture.

    Only By An Inch / Pearlyn Sim

    • Pearlyn is born and based in Singapore. her works are greatly inspired by the relationship between human psychology and the natural world. 

      Nature has always worked wondrously - in a structured yet organic way. The imaginative painted picture of nature in our heads are presumed but the spark that we all have when we experience nature bodily never dies.

      This is an introspection - an open dialogue to ruminate.



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