Gabungan

Gabungan

George Cantor’s union of sets theory initiates multicultural methodologies by combining two dialectic traditions. In doing so we benefit from the strengths of both practices. For example, we can incorporate the packaging strategies and cooking methods used in the production of French macarons to introduce Manado’s traditional Balapis dessert to a broader audience.
Sisik

Sisik

Sisik Prints Edition is a textile surface design I drew based on fish scales. Since kindergarten, I had always enjoyed drawing the repetitive detail of fish scales. Whilst sketching fish scales has always been meditative for me, the drawing itself offers a calming sense.
Imagine

Imagine

You are the artist of your life
With brush in hand, take flight
Paint a truthful masterpiece
And shines with inner light
Artist's Proof

Artist's Proof

Tulisan Artist’s Proofs are our legal archival impression of every single collection and are not included in the official count of a limited edition. Technically it is the Artist’s approved first batch of the manually printed serigraphy sheets, which are then hand-stitched into the final designs. In some rare instances of unpublished editions, we only have a single copy of these Artist’s Proofs.
Legacy

Legacy

THE LEGACY is a series of heritage artwork from the New East Indies. The term 'East Indies' stems from the geographical fact of Indonesia, which was once known by the West to be the endless source of nature's best. The attribute 'New' stands for a fresh perspective about the generation who believe in themselves. This new generation will inherit this archipelago. At the heart of freedom, they will cultivate this earth, celebrate individuality, and love their peers without any prejudice.
The New East Indies

The New East Indies

Allow me to share a story about a buoy that saved me from drowning. At times when this soul was on the verge of drowning, I deliberately immersed myself in colorful emotions and surreal thinking, such that I could maintain the courage to envision what was broken within my world and transform every one of my mistakes into my strength. Of course, I have no intention of dragging you into a rational discussion.
Letter No. 3: Lelono

Letter No. 3: Lelono

{ Lelono } [ meaning: ‘Journey’ ] is the third essay of THE NEW EAST INDIES* trilogy, presented as a pilgrimage journal on self-introspection. This paper is about an artist’s escapade in between various polarities of life. Receptiveness in learning new viewpoints and bravery in evaluating oneself set a crucial course in discovering an authentic identity in the globalisation era.
Letter No. 2: Nexus

Letter No. 2: Nexus

The second letter from The New East Indies studies the essence of touch in human connection. The cultural shifts during this robotic era have caused an intricate connectivity and some communication conflicts, leaving touch and empathy as an unfamiliar and rare language. I recounted my personal experiences in discovering the harmony between heterogeneity in her surroundings.
Letter No. 1: Pulsar Dance

Letter No. 1: Pulsar Dance

The digital era has opened the door to a world without limits, where each individual is able to access a seemingly endless assortment of information rapidly from this secondary cyber-universe. Concurrently, advances in transportation technology have made it possible to travel thousands of miles in a single day. The two sectors have greatly accelerated the progress of our civilisation. Yet one thing remains certain: there are discernible tradeoffs occurring alongside our technological advances.
Bio Fantasy

Bio Fantasy

Bio Fantasy is a tribute to Chairil Anwar and the center point of Tulisan’s Fall & Winter 2015-2016 collection. The project features 75 illustrated editions by Melissa Sunjaya, depicting a cornucopia of imaginary microscopic cells. Hand-lettered excerpts of Chairil Anwar’s poetry are secretly embedded in these works of art and can only be viewed with a red lm lens.
Anima

Anima

The game of life, much like a game of cards, is a wild mix of luck and destiny. As fate is a fickle companion, wins and losses are dealt out in arcane ways. A strong hand of cards can be squandered by an inexperienced player, while a shrewd player can use mediocre cards to his advantage. Indeed, a simple game of cards reveals the complex nature of our existence where wit and determination are great equalizers to convention and chance.
Bawang Putih & The Night Sky

Bawang Putih & The Night Sky

On the night when Bawang Putih’s mother passed away, her father hugged her and whispered in her ear that when people die they fly up to the heavens and become stars. These words soothed her and she recalled them when years later she faced the unexpected death of her beloved father. The night after his burial, as her stepmother and stepsister, Bawang Merah, went home; she lay down in the field by her house and awaited the arrival of a new star. Sure enough, a vibrant star appeared when droplets of morning dew formed on blades of grass.