Par Avion - from Jakarta with Love
On Monday, 14 October 2013, Tulisan is introducing the first delivery of my illustrated editions of Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Collection. The prints of Luca feature five-colored textile work using illustrated character and botanical elements from my Original Edition ‘Love Letters of Roro Mendut’. This edition was based on a classic Indonesian folktales, about a young Javanese princess in her adolescence who fought for her believe and passion.
I re-told this fiction from a personal angle where the story focused on the princess’s audacious spirit and her letters which conveyed messages of emancipation and freedom.
In my version, Luca was the name of Roro Mendut’s beloved friend, a white homing pigeon who was the keeper of her deepest secrets and the courier of her private letters.
As part of my reseach in developing the prints of Luca, I was inspired by William Morris – the most influential Medieval artist, writer & poet from England in the nineteenth century. Later in the work, I also infused fresh contemporary colors of tile works from Peranakan Chinese, so that the final print collection depicts a sensual taste of East and West.
Please come to my boutique at Darmawangsa Square on Monday, _x0003_I will be there to meet you and to sign your bag if you wish. Thank you for appreciating my work._x0003_ Triple kisses, Melissa.