tender musk is a series of new explorations developed during and upon returning from China recently for an artist residency. The work extends from his ongoing research where he contemplates colourism, concepts of hygiene and its ramifications on especially ethnic minorities. . Not to be mistaken as simply frivolous janitorial supplies, these objects however carry metaphoric meanings that go deeper than the surface appearance of its original particular landscape. The intermingling of materials present new affinities that hint at another language, one premised on touch and texture. Through considerable selection, placement and manipulation of these otherwise perceived as foul objects as materials, the work addresses how colourism and superficial understanding of hygiene may play hand in hand in reinforcing prejudice and discrimination towards especially ethnic minorities.