Saturday, December 31, 2011

What has happened in 2011?

Hardly to believe today is the last day of year 2011. After reflecting what has been happening throughout the year, I’m so thankful for His tremendous blessings, also for the things that He allowed to happen that subsequently transform me into a better person in life.

With no further delay, here 108 things happened in 2011:
  1. Happy New Year 2011. Where was I? uhm…
  2. Went curly, but end up like auntie hair
  3. I am getting older for another year. Happy birthday Puspii!
  4. My Dad bought a cute t-shirt. he pointed and said, “This is Ah Pus, this is Petty”
  5. Bought Ukulele for birthday gift, named it “KETTY” from “uKE” and “peTTY
  6. We met Mr. Yoshitomo Nara at Art Stage. Niah was damn happy to meet her favorite artist
  7. Accompanied Ah Phil to Malaysia for her business trip
  8. I wanted to buy DSLR since 2009!! But no money!!!
  9. "10,000-Hour Rule" of hard works to find success in any fields you do by Malcolm Gladwell
  10. Participating artist in “That’s Another Story” exhibition
  11. Went to China with rainbow family for CNY celebration. "we are 7 colors of the rainbow for the past 8 days!" Thanks to Ah Phil for lending Lucky’s DSLR to took a lot of photos
  12. Robo-Robo Cha was selected in Noise Singapore Festival Showcase 2011 in IONOrchad
  13. “Sexy time” with Fine Art People in Bali
  14. Participated in “The sky I Wish to Share with You Photo exhibition”
  15. Last year, one told me, "Make sure u get the big bang! And this year another person said, "it's time to show the big bang!"
  16. Had new nick names, “PooPee” and “Boobee”. Thanks to Joshua and Nia!
  17. “LASALLE Show 2011” exhibition. “Let’s Walk and Have a Chitchat along the Way” was featured in The Street Times Newspaper.
  18. Had new blog, “Unto You Lord, I give You my devotion”
  19. Had quality time with De Zii Sistas. Alex came to Singapore
  20. New puppy at home! The only child of Yuki this time. Intended to named him “Latte” but Kak Anik suggested “Scoopy”
  21. Participating artist in “A Cartographic Desire” exhibition. Prof Alastair Pearce collected my painting. Happy: D
  22. Xin chào Ben and Ho Chi Minh City! Vietnam foods are awesome
  23. Only De Zii Sistas in Port Dickson Malaysia
  24. Received INFLECTION (Inspiration Reflection) journal from CHC
  25. Went to new cell group, family in Christ - S46 & E410
  26. Participating artist in “SQUARE INVASION The 50 x 50 cm Painting Show 2011” exhibition
  27. Graduated with Diploma in Fine Arts. Nia took our own Diploma photos :D
  28. I want to travel to the universe!
  29. I am here to dream and make the dreams happen!
  30. I hate writing so much *4^%@#-+=/?
  31. There was a time I felt mellow, moody, gloomy, overwhelming. Also had no idea what’s happening around
  32. Adele said, "I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears", and one says, "I don't make art for eyes, I make art for hearts"
  33. "Be yourself; everyone else is already taken"- Oscar Wilder
  34. Another encouragement from Lie, " if you don't have confidence, just PRETEND you have one"
  35. Never expect time flies (REALLY) fast here :( at Singapore. But let’s bring out that big smile even though we’re running out of time
  36. Had motion sick in boat for the first time
  37. I miss my Petty Nyunyuuu
  38. "Have I Told You Lately That I love You?"
  39. Ah Phil settled down. Gonna miss her!
  40. Saw most beautiful night (so far) from Singapore night sky
  41. From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I
  42. Duo Puspii Chan and Potato Head Artist (Tammy) weeheee
  43. Not coming home for Christmas, wanna see that millions of beautiful candles once more
  44. Worst insomnia. Sleeping with brain is still working
  45. Early Christmas in the month of November in Singapore. Blue Christmas in Orchad
  46. “….You see, I know it’s just a crush. And a crush won’t ever last long…"
  47. Studying foreign language
  48. Planning for tourist days once more and other projects for this holiday
  49. “You are a living angel”- Young Rim
  50. “Do your best, and do more”- Agnes Monica
  51. Appreciating every single little thing that happened in my life, salted egg as for instance
  52. FOCUS! FOCUS! FOCUS Puspii!!!
  53. Mission impossible is a “mission I’m- possible”, baby!
  54. Planning to sing Teresa Teng’s song in Ah Phil and Bao Bei big day
  55. Counting down... 37days before 2011 ends. Honestly, I am not ready for 2012.
  56. Dude, It’s not luck but blessings.
  57. Already Famous movie: …, but also a message of truth and heart to anyone who's ever wished upon a star.
  58. Any tutorial how to focus? I really feel like BUMPING my head to the wall really hard and literally make myself amnesia, so I don't have to think very very much
  59. Woke up in Sunday morning with a question in mind, “What is love?”
  60. And in Sunday afternoon I have the answer, “Love is You, Jesus Christ. And I will never forget for who I am in You”
  61. There were times I wish I were a boy…
  62. One thing I know that I am going to be a stronger person in the next level in life.
  63. Epic fail sunbathing with Lie yet fun! Midnight Slurping hot chocolate and latte with Lie and Wie. Wish you were here too Ah Phil
  64. Bublé dreamed of becoming a famous singer since age two. When he was a teenager, he sleptwith his Bible and prayed to become a singer
  65. Please don’t worry too much about me, Mak.
  66. “Secret project” with Nataza
  67. Horton Hears a Who “A person’s a person, no matter how small”
  68. “i had loads of fun playing inside the space in the studio! love the colored wires and setup with string! Makes me feel so happy!” Thank you Shih Jah :D
  69. The smell of wood and grass
  70. Just like my Mom, in the future I’ll be good mom and cook for my children
  71. Let us run the race that is before us and never give up because my Jesus is good shepherd who straighten the path
  72. I guess everyone has their own strength and weakness. Be thankful for what you have!
  73. Learning the habits of the truly happy people
  74. The best things are yet to come!
  75. Sometime, “Less is More”
  76. "To anyone” is always pumping up my spirit each time I watch them. wuhuu!!
  77. Do you know that we’re staring at the same sky every day?
  78. My next dream is to become an astronomer
  79. And now I know that actually God is always with me, all the time! Thanks Lord for Psalm119!
  80. For sure, gonna miss studio for long time after the next 6 months end. ..Also the time of sweet and bitterness with the fellow "madmen”
  81. Terima kasih banyak Cik Riduan :)
  82. There is only ONE Puspita Dewi Hidayat in the world!
  83. “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” - Ecclesiastes 3:11
  84. I wish I could shut my mouth before I start complaining
  85. Congratulation Angel Ria Hidayat!
  86. Beautiful thousand of candle lights reminisce me of twinkle twinkle little stars
  87. I did it! Finished my NT reading plan! Thanks CHC for the Devotion CD. And starting yesterday make own OT reading plan!
  88. Still long way to go…. Stacks of stuffs to learn about art
  89. Million books I have never read before
  90. “…be really who you are, truthfully to yourself, and as wise as the humble king…”
  91. A child said, “Santa is really exist!”
  92. “Sometimes become pain to become mature but i guess we have to go through a lot of pain to become mature” C-sh
  93. Lovable A very very Merry X’mas party with S46 & E410
  94. I’mma forever young in heart
  95. puspii ya! Remember: FOCUS! for your own goodness
  96. Tuhan, aku ingin bercerita lagi…
  97. I’m touched by the warmth of wet Christmas here, together with this small family
  98. Do you know why they serve cake as dessert? Save the happiness for the last!
  99. I think I've never regretted that decision. all the best to you, bro!
  100. “You are not perfect, but I love you just the way you are”
  101. "Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true"-L.F.Baum
  102. Fear of writing
  103. Kids these days love face-booking than reading
  104. Best New Comer presented to Pyus Zhang – VER Team Appreciation 2011 S46, E410, W506, W546
  105. miles to catch up after k-pork
  106. Honkka Pyus Chan facebook page is officially published
  107. Last day in 2011, being stuck to share quality time with Lie haha
  108. Planning for next year missions and Happy new year 2012 everyone!

now reading Lie's interesting "57 things that I learnt in 2011"

Pyus

Friday, December 23, 2011

Natal 2011

Merry Christmas every one :)


pyus

Tuhan, aku ingin bercerita lagi...

Aku ingin bercerita lagi
seperti aku yang dulu
tanpa harus bimbang
mengungkapkan apa yang yang ingin kukatakan
Menjadi hanya diriku sesungguhnya

Aku ingin bercerita lagi
tentang dia, aku dan mereka
dan juga tentang semuanya

Tuhan, kubisikkan rindu ini kepada-Mu
karna aku ingin bercerita lagi...

Sunday, December 18, 2011

words of encouragement

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself
1. Stop spending time with the wrong people.
2. Stop running from your problems.
3. Stop lying to yourself.
4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner.
5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not.
6. Stop trying to hold onto the past.
7. Stop being scared to make a mistake.
8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes.
9. Stop trying to buy happiness.
10.Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness.
11.Stop being idle.
12. Stop thinking you’re not ready.
13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons
14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work.
15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else.
16. Stop being jealous of others.
17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself.
18. Stop holding grudges.
19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level.
20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others.
21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break
22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments
23. Stop trying to make things perfect.
24. Stop following the path of least resistance.
25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t.
26. Stop blaming others for your troubles.
27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone.
28. Stop worrying so much.
29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen.
30. Stop being ungrateful.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Update

I am updating new works.

4 drawings in "drawing gallery"

series of Unknown Constellation in "painting gallery"

check it out!

in the meantime, just doing some stuffs during the break.

happy holiday to all of you...


pyus

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

7 habits of really happy people


We all know that person. The one who is always laughing, crackin’ jokes, having fun, and just being happy, no matter what’s going on.Everyone is attracted to them, and perhaps you want to be like them. But maybe you think it’s impossible to always be happy. However, you most certainly can be happy like them and you SHOULD be happy like them.

They are no special secrets to how these people can have so much joy. They don’t possess anything that you don’t have. The only thing they do is practice habits that make them happy.

So here are seven habits that can be found in people who are always really happy. If you can practice these and turn them into habits you’ll be just as happy as them.

1. Don’t care what others think

They don’t care what others think or have to say. If they did, they wouldn’t let themselves free and be happy because of the possibility of scrutiny.

Really happy people also never let negative people and their attitudes get to them. Whatever the negative people say or do just rolls off the backs of the happy people.

2. Always looking at the bright side of things

No matter what situations are thrown at a happy person, they look for the bright side. Everything that is negative has a positive side to it. Negativity wouldn’t exist without positivity. Happy people know this and have practiced looking for the bright side so much that now it has become a habit. And even if a happy person can’t find the bright side of something, they’ll create it.

3. Being friendly

Happy people are always looking to make friends. They don’t care what you look like or what background you come from, they just want someone new to laugh and be happy with. And by default happy people are friendly; everyone wants to be happy as well and are drawn to them.

If you know a friendly person who is always making fun of others to bring them down, then they aren’t truly happy person. There’s something inside of them that they are insecure about.

4. Laugh & Smile

This habit goes along with being friendly. I have NEVER seen a happy person not smile or laugh. It just isn’t physically possible. However, a really happy person smiles so much that they turned it into a habit. You might even see them smiling for no real reason, it’s that natural to them. Laughing is another mandatory habit of really happy people. If you or they aren’t laughing, then there’s no true happiness.

5. Live in the moment

Really happy people make the most of every minute and day they have. They aren’t going to wait to have fun; they’re going to create fun now.

6. Push aside their troubles

Even if a happy person can’t find or create the positive side of a situation, they do the next best thing, they push it aside. They forget about it and move on because they know it’s only temporary and they know they can make their troubles leave even sooner.

7. Laugh in the face of fear

Just like the rest of us, really happy people have fears. Most of the time they just don’t display it. Happy people make jokes to lighten the mood and to make others feel more relaxed so they will too.


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Friday, December 2, 2011

Door

any tutorial how to focus?


I don't know why is it so hard for me to stay F.O.C.U.S? Arghhh.... even at night, I CAN'T HELP IT!It seems like I forget how to sleep. Really! My brain keeps thinking random and useless things all the time. .i am super annoyed! yes I am... SUPER ANNOYED!!!
The rain must have done something to my brain these days. Huhuhu what to do!! what to do!! My goodness! HELP!

know wat?! this idea just pop-up! I really feel like BUMPING my head to the wall really hard and literally make myself amnesia, so i don't have to think very very much. yea.. shall i do that? uhm...I am considering it now.

Monday, November 28, 2011

I am working as full time tourist :D (yea.. i wish)

Seems like everyone I know, either going back to their hometown or having holiday somewhere around the world. Since i have no income and no 'lobang' for traveling from Mom too, i decided to have tourist days once more here, at Singapore. Why not? Eventhough it's a small country, there are so many things i haven't discovered yet. After all it's all about the experience of being tourist :) for I have a thought in mind that i'm gonna explore around Singapore before i leave this place.
Will 'steal' grab Wie's camera for this adventure time.weeheee


Okay gotta go..

happy holiday everyone



pyus

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Galaxy tourist



just the other night . i was sitting alone staring at the starry sky. dreaming somone would take away my worries and sadness. hold me by the hand. high up from the sky. with a brilliant light. a spaceship came descending. someone came out to me and I am sure he was asking. "YOU CAN FLY WITH ME"

never turning back. shot up to the dark and feeling the cold air run into my face. never close your eyes. you're about to see the galaxy. never turning back. shot up to the dark and feeling the cold air run into my face. never close your eyes. you're about to see the galaxy. the higher we fly the deeper we fall feeling dizzy with the sound of stars shining.

to the milky way, we were flying away through this fascinating darkness. tried to see and remember this magical moment never to forget. something pulling down, i came back to the ground i woke up in my own bedroom. but it can't be a dream, 'cause i still hear him saying, "EVERTHING IS REAL!". never turning back. shot up to the dark and feeling the cold air run into my face never close your eyes. you're about to see the Galaxy.. xy xy xy xy xy xy xy xy xy xy xy ~

Friday, November 25, 2011

TGIIF

How to participate?
What you need: An illustration of your interpretation of the topic that is posted each Friday

check out ILLUSTRATION FRIDAY for more info

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Feel overwelmed inside me now. How i wish i could burst it out. But i am too tired. 37days before 2011 ends. I am sorry Mom for worrying about me for another year. I am sorry.

Not coming home for Christmas. Will see that beautiful million candles I missed two years ago once again. Turn my eyes and hearts upon You only Jesus. The days are still far ahead. Show me the paths and give me strength O' Lord each time I feel like giving up. For You are my Lord I depends on and put my trust in.

From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Love you forever

Moscow International Biennale for Young Art | open call

Under A Tinsel Sun is the title of the III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, which opens July 2012.Call to artists under 35 years to submit work.

The organizers are the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Department of Culture of the City of Moscow, the National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMA), in collaboration with Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.). Its curator is Kathrin Becker, Berlin.

Biennale for Young Art “Qui Vive? ” will be held July – August 2012 and will present works by young artists – objects, graphics, paintings, installations, photos, multimedia, videos, performances, sound art, etc. A special educational program will be introduced, consisting of a series of master classes, lectures and round tables with participation of art historians, critics, curators and artists from all over the world.

For the first time at the Biennale 2012 there will be a contest among the participants. The jury will include leading Russian and international experts in the field of contemporary art.

The main exhibition locations for the Biennale 2012 will be: Central House of Artists (CHA) , National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMoMa).

The III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2012 focuses on a young generation of artists aged up to 35 years. The III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2012 presents drawing, painting, photography, video, performance, mixed media, installation and sound art. The exhibition project promotes the critical examination of the conditions for artistic production today. It will be accompanied by an extensive publication (in English and Russian, with numerous illustrations, essays and short texts about the participating artists).

For all details of how to apply: website




Let's have a tourist day again, please


Thursday, November 17, 2011

18 Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I Was 18

1. Commit yourself to making lots of mistakes.
2. Find hard work you love doing.

3. Invest time, energy and money in yourself every day.
4. Explore new ideas and opportunities often.
5. When sharpening your career skills, focus more on less.
6. People are not mind readers. Tell them what you’re thinking.
7. Make swift decisions and take immediate action.
8. Accept and embrace change.
9. Don’t worry too much about what other people think about you.
10. Always be honest with yourself and others.
11. Talk to lots of people in college and early on in your career.
12. Sit alone in silence for at least ten minutes every day.
13. Ask lots of questions.
14. Exploit the resources you do have access to.
15. Live below your means
16. Be respectful of others and make them feel good
17. Excel at what you do
18. Be who you were born to be

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Time flies (really) fast

...and the time to pack up from studio was over yesterday. still running in the race. Hope to finish it smoothly by the end of time. but gonna miss the pressures, sweet time with the fellow "madman". Never expect time flies (REALLY) fast here :(

Friday, November 4, 2011

in poopee world

"Puspita and her poopee world" - Joshua Lui Chan
drawing-sculptural installation

Just PRETEND

then San jie said to me, " if you don't have confidence, just PRETEND you have one"
that's what i did in mypresentation yesterday

Random picture of the day (Beijing 2011):

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

But somehow I know I can make it through

19 days before final assessment in this semester. I haven't finalized the things I am going to present as final works. But somehow I know I can make it through...
And tomorow I have final presentation and going to finish it soon after publishing this blog.

Another song by smokie norful that encourages me in the midst of rush hour


Sunday, October 30, 2011

shots from Lasalle Show 11





Let's Walk and Have Chit Chat along the Way
2011 |sculptural installation | dimension variable

"Drawing is like taking a line for a walk"
– Paul Klee

The quote by Paul Klee inspired me literally to explore the idea of taking the line for a walk. In this project I explore the boundary between drawing and sculpture. I attempt to create a connection between the two mediums by combining its various elements and principles such as line as line work, color, visual representation, space and rhythm.

This work was featured on one hour@museum

Someone like you

Saturday, October 29, 2011

:D

One said 'Nothing is original' in this world.
But, i do believe in the "uniqueness" in every single person that exist in this universe, and it makes us "original" in someway. None is better or greater than others, so
"Be yourself;everyone else is already taken"- Oscar Wilder

:))

Adele said, "I don’t make music for eyes, I make music for ears", and
one says, "I don't make art for eyes, I make art for hearts"

Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

"Like" this if you like

Puspita Dewi Hidayat
"The Promises You Said"
Acrylic, spray paint, gouache, pen on canvas
heyhoo! "Like" if you like this painting. Also, there are awesome paintings in this album you can "LIKE" to support the artists.yay!
tankyuuuuu :DLink

Thursday, October 20, 2011

10101010101010

Day dreaming days

12 days to dissertation submission!14 days for another presentation. Damn!!
and still 'm struggling in my major project...Not sure what i am going to do for final assessment. My brain is dead now! perhaps 2weeks before assessment is the best time (as usual) to catch idea: PANIC ACTION!!!

So yea, these are works in progress so far

before critique session

straws construction


colored chopsticks construction in detail
trying out random stuff

That's all folks for now!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Jean-Claude Reynal Scholarship

A 10,000 EUR grant awarded to a young artist for studies abroad

The Jean-Claude Reynal Foundation, under the auspices of the Foundation of France, in collaboration with the Fine Arts School of Bordeaux, offers an annual grant of 10,000 EUR to enable a young artist, who works directly on paper, to travel to a country of his/her choice for a period of 6 months maximum.

more info: http://www.rosab.net/bourse-reynal/accueil.php

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Small sculpture show


About Small Sculpture Show

The Small Sculpture Show is dedicated to promoting small sculptures of any medium by Singapore or foreign sculptors and artists. Its theme is akin to the notion of “smallness of sculpture” – to introduce the more intimate scale of sculpture, contrary to the majority understanding of sculpture seen and perceived as large and commissioned public artworks.

This show aims to be a platform for the promotion of small sculpture / 3D work practices and works by both established and young artists, and to generate the appreciation and collect-ability of small sculpture for both public and art collectors alike.

The Small Sculpture Show is presented by Sculpture Square, supported by the National Arts Council and sponsored by Purple Sage and the Lee Foundation.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lenon said

“Make your own dream.

That's the Beatles' story, isn't it? That's Yoko's story, that's what I'm saying now. Produce your own dream. If you want to save Peru, go save Peru. It's quite possible to do anything, but not to put it on the leaders and the parking meters. Don't expect Jimmy Carter or Ronald Reagan or John Lennon or Yoko Ono or Bob Dylan or Jesus Christ to come and do it for you. You have to do it yourself.

That's what the great masters and mistresses have been saying ever since time began. They can point the way, leave signposts and little instructions in various books that are now called holy and worshipped for the cover of the book and not for what it says, but the instructions are all there for all to see, have always been and always will be.

There's nothing new under the sun. All the roads lead to Rome. And people cannot provide it for you. I can't wake you up. You can wake you up. I can't cure you. You can cure you.”
John Lennon

Friday, October 7, 2011

is to love what you do

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle.” Steve Jobs

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mixed up

These couple weeks, nightmare and pressure are haunting me day and night. I find myself sleep with my brain is still working. it's disturbing! Annoying!

What i think and what i feel are mixed up at once, like riding roller coaster in circular movement inside my brain and heart again and again.

I am walking in wilderness...again... in another day

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Too late, but it's okay :)

Bought this U900 ukulele that I named "Ketty" 8 months ago for birthday occassion. It has been so long i have never bought a gift for myself. Haha

Why Ketty? Uke is tiny, mini and cute just like Petty. So the name Ketty is derived from uKE and peTTY.
That is why whenever I play uke, it will always remind me of Petty.

with Nunu Bear

where to buy? For Singapore region, check out Ukulele Movement

Friday, September 23, 2011

Convocation

Nia suggested to take picture on our own to celebrate our Diploma graduation on last Wednesday in studio while other graduated students went to Singapore Expo to attend Lasalle Convocation 2011. LOL




photos taken by Nia

Congratulation to all of us! Whee!

Story about the universe

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

To the point -->

  1. Yea, I am still alive
  2. Currently working on school project. Thesis gives A BIG HEADACHE!*#03@%+)($*-.?/
  3. Listening to my stocks of old songs. Indies and Blues are not bad!
  4. Don't know much what's happening now arround the world nowdays
  5. Felt mellow recently, guess will be continuing till end of the year?
  6. There are so many things I wanna share, but just don't know where to start..

Friday, August 26, 2011

Nowhere

Finding A Way
watercolor, pencil, peng, color pencil, gouache on paper | 50 x 62 cm | 2011

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

In the Beginning

Investigation on composition with the elements of primary colors and shapes

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Colors Song from 21 chances of two dices

I created formula to create this drawing based on two dices. I will draw a color based on the numbers that appeared from throwing the dices. There are 21 colors as the result of possibility of all numbers that appear from two dices

Friday, August 19, 2011

from A Cartographic Desire



Tanah Air Beta (Indonesia)

Mixed media on canvas |130 x 70 cm | 2011

Statement:
I used to think of maps as merely just part of geography lesson which has its function to identify and gives information about certain places. However in this work, I am attracted to the aesthetics of the natural shapes of islands which are the result of the shifting and changing of earth from time to time. Coming from Indonesia, I am particularly drawn to the islands of Indonesia which gives me an idea in a new way of looking at the disparate and scattered islands that make up Indonesia.

Through interpreting these shapes and parts of Indonesia into a drawing filled with different colours that I associate with childhood woodblock toys, I wish to evoke a sense of nostalgia and memory of the country which I grew up in.

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