#60 Shavonne Wong: 3D Artist. Forbes 30U30. Sold on Sotheby’s. Vogue. Singapore

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Siobhan Wong, a renowned artist, shares her journey from fashion photography to 3D art, discussing her creative process, inspirations, and the interactive nature of her digital art. She also reflects on her recent solo exhibition and the immersive experience it offers to viewers. The conversation covers the artist’s unique NFT artwork, which ages with the artist and explores themes of mortality and legacy. The artist shares insights into the process of creating art, the challenges of exhibition costs, and the significance of being part of the NFT space. The conversation also delves into the artist’s experiences with Forbes 30 under 30 and Sotheby’s, as well as the future of the NFT market and advice for artists. The conversation covers a wide range of topics including art, marketing, NFTs, survival in the bear market, the art world, technology, and parenting in the digital age. The guest shares insights on creativity, the metaverse, and the impact of technology on children. The conversation also delves into personal interests such as combat sports and self-defense techniques.In this episode of Rocklaz Radio, Tanmay Shah and Laura Grinbarga discuss books and podcasts they have read and listened to. They share their favorite podcasts, such as Akimbo and Freakonomics, and talk about the benefits of reading digitally and listening to audiobooks. They recommend books like The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, and The War of Art for creative inspiration. They also discuss the importance of finding the right time to read and making notes while reading. The conversation touches on spirituality in art and the impact of books like The Alchemist and Siddhartha. They also mention books on negotiation and personal development, such as Think and Grow Rich and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The conversation covered a wide range of topics, including book recommendations, favorite genres, and spiritual and philosophical discussions. Some of the recommended books include ‘Atomic Habits’ by James Clear, ‘The Warrior’s Apprentice’ by Lois McMaster Bujold, ‘The Silver Metal Lover’ by Tanith Lee, ‘Mahabharata’ and ‘Bhagavad Gita’ by Shri Shri Ravishankar, and ‘Business Sutras’ by Devdutt Patnayak. The conversation also touched on the importance of finding balance and substance in the content we consume.


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00:00 Introduction to Siobhan Wong and Her Artistic Journey
03:16 The Transition from Fashion Photography to 3D Art
06:06 Reflecting on a Decade in Fashion Photography
13:10 Challenges and Rewards of Fashion Photography
26:22 Exploring Dynamic and Interactive Art
34:19 Siobhan Wong’s Recent Solo Exhibition
42:02 Exploring Mortality and Legacy Through NFT Artwork
46:17 Challenges and Rewards of Art Exhibition
51:18 Navigating the NFT Space and Artistic Recognition
01:15:13 The Future of the NFT Market and Artist Advice
01:22:27 Navigating the Art and Marketing Space
01:24:56 Surviving and Thriving in the Bear Market
01:53:13 The Impact of Technology on Children and Parenting
02:03:47 The Future of the Metaverse and Technology



• Siobhan Wong’s transition from fashion photography to 3D art was driven by a desire for creative exploration and the freedom to tell stories in new ways.
• Her interactive and dynamic digital art pieces engage viewers and prompt them to actively participate in the art experience.
• The concept of time and mortality is a recurring theme in Siobhan’s work, as she aims to evoke introspection and reflection in her audience.
• Her recent solo exhibition showcased immersive and thought-provoking digital art that challenges traditional notions of art and engages viewers on a deeper level. The concept of NFT artwork that ages with the artist and explores themes of mortality and legacy is a unique and thought-provoking approach to art.
• Exhibiting artwork comes with significant costs and challenges, but it can be a rewarding and valuable experience for artists.
• Being part of the NFT space offers opportunities for artists to showcase their work and collaborate with brands, but it also requires active self-promotion and networking.
• The artist’s experiences with Forbes 30 under 30 and Sotheby’s highlight the significance of recognition and social proof in the art world.
• The future of the NFT market is uncertain, but the artist emphasizes the importance of believing in the technology and being adaptable to its growth and changes. The importance of sincere and deliberate communication in art and marketing
• Surviving and thriving in the bear market by making decisions that allow you to stay in the space
• The impact of technology on children and the challenges of parenting in the digital age
• The potential of the metaverse and the future of technology
• The value of combat sports and self-defense as a form of physical activity and personal protection


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