Even if you don’t know her face, Sam Lo’s reputation precedes her. Mention “Sticker Lady” or the person who sprayed “My Grandfather Road” on the street in 2011, and even your mother would be like “orrrrhhh that one.” It's an act of art (and vandalism) so audacious and her subsequent arrest so headline-grabbing, she will — for better or for worse — probably never live it down. And that's okay. By taking on the moniker "Your friendly neighbourhood Sticker Lady" (she also pasted stickers that said "Press Once Can Already" and "Anyhow Paste Kena Fine" at traffic light junctions and public spaces), Sam Lo, aka SKL0, is owning her past, so that she can continue to create for the future.
8days.sg meets the 33-year-old visual artist outside the G-SHOCK Casio Premium store at Marina Bay Sands, where she's prepping to meet guests and the media to launch her G-SHOCK x SKL0 timepiece, a specially-designed version of the brand's popular GX-56BB watch to commemorate Singapore's 54th National Day. So how did she get from street vandal/artist to collaborator for a huge watch brand, while creating art installations at the National Design Centre and others in between?
Well, according to Sam, she's been wearing G-Shocks since forever, so maybe this collab was always written in the stars — or should we say, spray-painted on the streets?