Saturday, June 18, 2016

digitals: ju.

Captured a few digitals of Juliette around a week ago. She's the sweetest and handiest (she works in the tool room) croissant around the Fine Arts building. You should check her works out when it's out. Currently preparing a project involving a couple of people, including her, so let's see what happens. All I know right now is that it'll be fun 'cause it's always fun to work with the peops that knows you best as a person and as an artist.

It's nice to climb back slowly into the creative zone :)

Friday, June 17, 2016


Summer in New York made me sort of anti-social. Well at least I haven't been going out as much as I used to, but people went to my place a lot for a quick rest or just a full day of watching TV and eating take outs. Yeap, life after graduation has been pretty slow.

At some point last week, I've decided to start taking pictures again for the sake of it. So I bought the camera I've been eyeing for two years, and to be honest, it felt weird looking at the pictures I took from the new camera. Maybe I have some sort of an attachment problem with my DSLR. Let's see how it goes, though. I mean now I'm pretty much free from academic obligations, so I'm looking forward to what I'll be creating from now on.

For now, here's a few pictures I took today of my New York familia, including our current foster dog Genevieve. She's a mix of chihuahua and cavalier King Charles spaniel. Very well behaved, breaking our hearts everyday, chill as fuck, and just a blessing from the world because she came during our finals which saved the household from blowing up into a pile of stressed and jumbled Asian puddle.

So yeap, stay dry wherever you are, peops.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

a day after.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to you all!

New York has been a little bit gloomy and warm these days. It's not depressing at all, but the atmosphere is surely unusual. It's been awhile since I brought my camera during short trips to museums or hang outs; it's heavy and I wanted to try to focus on the quality time as much as I can, whether with artworks or human beings. But today I wanted to see if I could capture the somberness of this city.

And so Diana and I went to the Morgan Library. It used to be the private library of a financier called Pierpont Morgan back in the 1800s, but now it's open for public as a museum. We weren't allowed to take any pictures in the special exhibition –we went to see Martin Puryear's drawings which were beige and beautiful– yet we enjoyed a lot of the illuminations and relics in the permanent exhibition. The library itself looks very regal and red. Rich people back in those days seemed to be so fond of velvet colors and dark oaks, but instead of darkening the atmosphere, there's a sense of intelligent festivities within every room.

Ok, surely I am going all-out-nerd explaining about the library. But if you ever go to NYC and wants to have a bit of a time travel, go and check out the permanent collection of this library.

Enjoy the rest of the year!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

bali + jogja '15.

The one question that I kept hearing every day during my ten days trip was: dateng ke sini sendiri aja? (You came here alone?) It makes me wonder if there's an existing stigma on traveling alone, but I could not care less, since I was having a great time taking control of my own trip.

The trip this year consisted of three episodes; three days job in Uluwatu, four days thesis prep-related activities in Ubud, and natural dyeing workshop in Jogja.

Briefly about the thesis prep, the trip's purpose was to gather as much skills, conversations, inspirations, and materials that'll assist me throughout this upcoming Senior year. The amazing thing is that not all of the things I've encountered and find inspiring were related to the art nor the creative industry. Something worth mentioning would be the hospitality of the locals, which makes traveling a lot better when you end up knowing more about these people and their ways of living. They become the heart of the cities you visited, and the aspect that makes foreign places to feel like home.

If you have any questions about who they are and where I've went during my trip, feel free to hit me up with an e-mail or a coffee convo invitation.

Be back in NYC by next week's Sunday.
And so I'll see you then :)


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