To Empower Women on Different Parts of Life Through Artworks
Being a Buddhist Indonesian born Chinese women, who married a Muslim Javanese native Indonesian, I am very aware of differences and very familiar with alternative options in life. My life path often being categorized as unusual, and I couldn't be more thankful for that.
Differences allow me to see things that many wouldn't. It also allows me to explore many different options that to many might not be seen as possible.
Having two difficult pregnancies and miscarriages forced me to face my own sadness, grieve, fear, worry, anxiety, and even fight my own depression for years. It had also put me in a very vulnerable situation towards judgements, society's values and family expectations for years.
However, those sad experiences are also the ones that allow me to have my second chance to see life from different perspectives. To really choose what really matter to me, despite what the society agreed of. To set the stone to my very own path and to stop being so apologetic of being myself.
A woman wears a lot of hats throughout her life, and with each of those hats comes different expectations that she has to follow in order to feel proper and belong to. This is a fact that many women faced, either we like or dislike to admit it.
And through all those experiences that I've encountered in life, art is the only thing that feels consistent to me. Art gives a safe and non-judgmental space for me to be me. And that's exactly what I wanna share to the other women; the fact that they have many options and alternatives throughout their lives, and that art and artworks could actually empower them.
I prefer to lean my work towards art more than fashion. Fashion is basically everything about trend, momentous designs, and short time span. While art is everything the opposite of it. Art is meant to be timeless, created with a long contemplations, deep connections, thoughtful ideas, and strong valid reasons even just for its' existence; just exactly how I created my artworks.
I want everyone who wear my artworks, who work with my company, or even just encounter their ways with mine, to feel good about themselves, to understand their own value and worth. To have the safe space to express themselves as who they are, or how they feel and what they are currently facing, despite how the world wants them to be. To be strengthened to against the odds and choose different choices and options that they feel better for them.
And that's how I work with my intention in life, through what I do best; creating artworks and business that empowers us, women.
Last Updated: May 8, 2021
Hello. These are the things that I'm currently focusing on:
• Exploring emotions through various art forms and collecting them on My Playground – Exploring emotions are my way to understand different spectrums and facets of life that we are going through. Not only it trains my sensitivity towards emotions, it also trains my creativity to express them. Just like how we learn to train the muscles in our body, or train our word muscles to form sentences and to communicate. Training my emotions allows me to have emotional flexibility in life.
Writing always help me to straighten my mind and get the clarity out of almost everything. Drawing and painting have always become parts of me. Photography has become one of my strongest tool to express difficult emotions when words could no longer express. I've been posting them a lot for years and it scattered everywhere. I'm collecting them now in one place to allow me to see my growth.
• Being a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a family traveller – Taking care of my little family and my parents who get older now. Doing family, travel stuff and cooking for sure :).
• Improving my physical & mental health – swimming daily, eating cleaner, reading books and meditating as part of my stress-free daily habit.
These are my priorities now and where I spent most my energy and time on.
I am no longer participate or collaborate on any fashion show or fashion event. I will only consider my participation on art and mindful events.
You can reach me through: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Update: May 8th, 2021