Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Brunch! Brunch! Brunch!

Last Tuesday, me and my high-school friend, Saras, planned to meet up and have brunch together because we had not seen each other for a long time. Saras brought out her college friend, Tanti, who turned out to be an old friend of one of my good friend in college. Small world, huh? It was a nice and very filling brunch, from tasty kupat tahu until warm home-made toast, to start the day. Got big bellies to be nourished here~

 that's Saras

 my new friend, Tanti

 meet my brunch partners

 homey toasts

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


This year's surprise movie was not as sucks as last year's, but it still wasn't the kind of movie that makes you shudder, well it's not 'surprising' enough for me. The haunting one was 'Rumah Babi' from FISFIC, I wonder why it didn't win.

my fellow rose at the studio, almost withered

progress.. progress.. progress..

a slice of sinfully delicious red velvet cake by Whiteplate

I attended a pinhole workshop at PAF, can't believe this little one was crafted by my own filthy unskilled hands (with a little help from the mentor of course :p). The thing about pinhole cameras is that you have to calculate how long you will open the shutter by your own. Ok, this one is definitely not my thing, so let's just hope for the best (= few frames survive)!

good day!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Some Works for Studio Assignments

Adam's Apple
21 cm x 29.7 cm 
drypoint on paper

Suicidal Indonesia #1
42 cm x 59.2 cm
etching on paper

Suicidal Indonesia #4
42 cm x 59.2 cm
  drypoint on paper

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Little Heaven

My favourite place to read, sketch, daydream, or do nothing.

Pandanus tea, and they have the best chi tea recipe in town, healed my flu right away.

Puffy poffertjes

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

More Drawings

29,7 cm x 42 cm
pen on paper

Mencari Awal
29,7 cm x 42 cm
pen on paper

Vie For Space
40 cm x 60 cm
pen on canvas

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Some Old Early Sketches

Spiritual Chamber

Space, is providing privacy, and at the same time drawing the line. It felt so paradoxical, it may not limit and impose limit simultaneously. Of course this view depends on how we see it. The tendency is, when we are in a room, we feel possessing the space and it somewhat protects us, then we would be so often in this space because the feeling of comfort. What is happening now is so, because it is located at a comfort zone, then it simultaneously closes the door to another room.
I represent this on religious institutions, which now tend to change its function. Not only the institutions but also on the individual. Faith is often misused in order to give justification for the actions of anarchies. It is a space. Spirituality, it is called, and religion is a vehicle that brings it into the realm of morality. Further than just a personal space, religion can also become a large community where the people in it share a particular belief. Indonesia as a pluralistic country, its people has many differences, such as race, and religion. In creating harmony amongst these differences, tolerance and mutual understanding are crucially needed , particularly in the midst of inter-religious groups. This plays an important role in people's lives, because faith is a principle of one’s life, that if we do not open ourselves to each other, it will create chaos because of the emergence of a sense of mutual distrust and suspicion. 
Tolerance can only be tested when we are in a majority position. This is proven by the high number of radical measures and intolerant behavior of the majority against minority groups, according to research conducted by the Wahid Institute in 2010. On the contrary, when we are in a minority position, the tolerance is becoming a necessity. Spiritual space looks to be something that not only is in the personal context, but also groups. So it is not possible, that a group of particular faith be closed due to the "threat" from outside groups.
Human feels that he can move freely when he is being in the group that makes him comfortable. It also occurs in the context of belief. Seeing other faiths, especially today, will be completely unfamiliar. This impression has arisen since the increasing numbers of violence performed in the name of religion lately. So this is the era when religion becomes a private space that feels safe and free from within, but imposes the limitations of other spaces.
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