The gallery is my finalized presentation/mood board for the assignment. I didn’t find any batik swatches in the library, but I have batik clothes so I might bring it for the presentation in Week 3. I hope through future trials and errors, and multiple experiments, I can create batik pattern that is both traditional and contemporary, so that it is representational of Indonesia in a timeless, universal way.
As an Indonesian, I feel this class would be a great opportunity for me to learn more about Indonesia and showcase it. It does feel good to pay attention back to the place I used to call home.
The list of myths, supernatural stories, and even urban legends are endless due to Indonesia’s multicultural background; every province and tribe has its own stories. However, the legend of Padi caught my attention because of a personal experience of playing the role of a goddess in an Indonesian musical and padi is so important for my country.
I hope I can figure out the best way possible to execute this project and have a steep learning curve. Batik pattern is not easy to make, especially when inserting an individual authenticity into a cultural art that makes up the identity of a region.