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An Evening of Alluring Batik Composition

Oh..how I love batik day on October 2nd… endless Batik events all over the town… Last night Edwin’s Gallery held an exhibition collaborated with Alleira Batik. The event was titled La Composition Seduisante (Alluring Composition), featuring artworks using batik fabric and fashion show by Manda Rahardjo.Curated by Herra Pahlasari and Sudjud Dartanto.

Designer Adrian Gan officiated the show

the talented young designer Manda Rahardjo

Artist Caroline Rika talks about terrorism and peace in the form of origami headpiece and face

 

John Martono's work, which uses weaving patcwork as canvas for Marilyn Monroe drawing

Laksmi Rahayu Husin's work of a strand of a thousand birds for her hopes and dreams

Lie Fhung with hanging family portraits of patchwork intertwining one another

Me, Mirna Rivai and curator Sudjud Dartanto under the chandelier bu Sagi, who was inspired by the collage drawing of Peter Blake

Batik enthusiasts

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Tissue paper and wire sculpture

Just how amazing are these paper and wire sculptures by Polyscene are?

Pegasus

Frog

Egyptian man Bird

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Breathing sculpture by Jane Echelmean

KALEIDOSCOPE OF MOVING WEB

Next time you arrive at San Fransisco International Airport, esp in T2, don’t forget to take a few moment to admire this breathing sculpture by Jane Echelmean. You’re lucky if you got to witness it at night, coz you get to see the beautiful kaleidoscope of moving web… I haven’t seen it myself yet, but from the video, it’s already very amazing…. If you live too far to see the sculptures, take a look at the video, it’s very inspiring… I love stories about ordinary people who creates extraordinary things, from ordinary materials (of course combines with technologies, but the core idea is very genuine! It’s something that will make you think “why did I never think about that?”

And now, why does it called a “breathing sculpture” Read on the excerpt from her website

“During the day, sun streams through the skylights to cast real shadows that interplay with the fictional shadows in the floor. At night, the artist’s program of colored lighting makes the sculpture glow from indigo to purple, magenta to red-orange. Computer-programmed mechanized air-flow animates the fluidly-moving sculpture at different intervals throughout the day, as if the wind could magically flow through solid walls.”

To learn more about the artist, or to see more of her wonderful works, go to her website

phoenix

olympic oval

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