Wednesday, December 3, 2014

New Costume Design

This is a design for a new surjan but made with black velvet and kebaya brocade lace of my batik kraton design.  The location of scene is Pura Mangkunegaran, the second royal house in Surakarta.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Mix and match

Japanese Kimono and Javanese Belt

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bengawan Solo

This is a re-construction of the boat that used to go down the Bengawan Solo River from the Royal Kraton Palace in Surakarta, Indonesia to East Java and the North Coast.  There are only various figureheads surviving now in 2 museums in Solo.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Happy time at the beach in Java

I went to Pantai Ngobaran and also Parangtritis.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

exhibits at Kraton Surakarta's museum

We were the exhibits that day among all the curious Indonesian students!

Monday, June 9, 2014

back from vacation

I had a wonderful trip and will post more soon.  Here is just a peek of what I did!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunday, April 20, 2014

rework of abandoned image

I finally completed a painting that was started a few years ago but then abandoned.  Now the figure is done with amazing intricate European lace shirt and batik kain with kawung pattern.  The background is again my favourite place N'dalem Gamelan Hotel.  This is the final painting before my Java trip this year.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

new clothes from designers in the making

An Indonesian fashion designer is making these outfits for me and the clothes use traditional batik and lurik.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gua Langse fantasy

This painting is inspired by the story of the Swan King, Ludwig II and his Grottoes.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

new indonesian paintings

Paintings of 2 of strongest forces in Indonesia: Volcanoes and the Southern Sea!