"I dread to think of the day when my children’s children only knows of how it was to live in a longhouse through books and pictures" - Paulina

Medium: Watercolor & Ink
Dimension: 20 x 20 cm / 7.9" x 7.9"
Paper: Arches Aquarelle Watercolor Paper Blocks

Rebpun, in the Kelabit language, is a word used to describe smoke.

In a traditional Kelabit longhouse, the fireplace is known as the tetel. Items surrounding the tetel, blackened by constant smoke from the cooking fire, and traditional activities around the tetel including socializing and resting, are highlighted in this series.

This series explores the subject of memory, and the presence of household objects and their relation to the increasing irrelevance of the tetel to modern Kelabit living.