The system is the work of art; the visual work of art is the proof of the System. The visual aspect can't be understood without understanding the system. It isn't what it looks like but what it is that is of basic importance. — Sol LeWitt
There's a frustration when you don't see. But then that's when you question. We always think light shows clarity / vision. We see things better; But actually light blinds us, we see better in darkness because it shows the paradox of seeing.
- Shirazeh Houshiary
Advertising tells you exactly what it is. What art does, it has an ambiguity – it leaves you to discover. It has a possibilty. Its multidimensional. Makes me think about my own evolution in my time in this universe; Whereas with the fact in advertising. It basically kills your imagination.
- Shirazeh Houshiary
Art arises from the interaction of the mind and the heart.
- Maharishi M. Yogi
"Everybody's born with some different thing at the core of their existence. And that thing, whatever it is, becomes like a heat source that runs each person from the inside. I have one too, of course. Like everybody else. But sometimes it gets out of hand. It swells or shrinks inside me, and it shakes me up. What I'd really like to do is find a way to communicate that feeling to another person. But I can't seem to do it. They just don't get it. Of course, the problem could be that I'm not explaining it very well, but I think it's because they're not listening very well. They pretend to be listening, but they're not, really. So I get worked up sometimes, and I do some crazy things.” - Haruki Murakami
You are what goes through your mind whether you are aware of it or not. And if you can become aware of it and then if you can try to express it then you are an artist. –Agnes Martin
In conjunction with Gotong Toapekong yearly event, Dad brought a tour in Glodok to share the unknown history and tradition in the area. The fairytales was once a reality to him and we love to preserve and spread this to everyone
The mystery of beauty, the truth and reality are all the same. They have been represented in artwork from the very beginning but they are still elusive. We think of them as the unknown.
We must watch our minds, for it is there that we can see our growing awareness of reality. When we realize that it is reality that we want our feet are on path.
Your work must hold some of this reality for you. If it doesn't it will not mean anything to anyone.
Everyone has the same experience of reality every moment. To recognize it and represent it is the work of an arist.
– Agnes Martin
Madeleine Tian: Much known as Siewmay. Time flies, now she's 18 months old. Witnessing her is truly encouraging and always reminds us to live in progress. Afterall, she's just too adorable. Happy Sunday from our little toes
Had a wonderful photoshoot earlier this week. This is what I always do to celebrate a good friend happiness. Each moment is definitely more than just about getting the right frame, it was all about good time with people that matters the most.
Andrian & Silvany album will be posted on 15 October 2016. Stay still!
Rain was dropping heavily last night and made me feel a little sentimental. So I took a night stroll around my neighbourhood with the voice of Teresa Teng repeating in my head
Romantika in Glodok happened out of romance. This is for one faithful day that we will finally meet, this is for you who live to love.
Once upon a time in ancient China, ten suns hung in the sky. The heat of the suns caused a drought and the harvest began to shrivel up. The emperor of China asked his master archer, Hou Yi, to shoot down all but one of the ten suns.
Hou Yi climbed to the top of Kunlun Mountain, shooting down nine suns. The grateful emperor presented him with an elixir that would grant him immortality.
However, Hou Yi had a beautiful wife, Chang’e, and he did not wish to become immortal without her.
After Hou Yi was acclaimed as a hero, he stashed away the elixir in a secret place. Feng Meng, a student of Hou Yi’s, discovered the existence of the elixir. One day, when Hou Yi was away, Feng Meng tried to force Chang’e to give him the elixir.
Chang'e knew she couldn't defeat Pang Meng, so she drank it immediately. The elixir made her fly higher and higher. In the end, she stopped on the moon. She became immortal.
Missing his beloved wife, Hou Yi burned incense and food offerings, and the practice spread throughout China. It is said that during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Chang’e and Hou Yi are reunited — which is why Mid-Autumn Festival is also an important day for families and lovers to come together.
Happy mid-autumn festival. May we are blessed with longevity and everlasting fate to celebrate this auspicious day with the people we love the most.
Baba means Father and this is what he loves to do on Sunday - Roasting coffee, play xiangji while listening to Keroncong. This is where our relationship grew not just in between father and daughter but as a friend, they brought us peace and most importantly understanding each other through its own language. Kamsia. Enjoy the full video at my blog on the bio's link and may this gave you a peaceful caffeinated breeze for the rest of your weekdays
Celebrating honeymoon together with our beloved newlyweds and friends of mine. Definitely was a sweet once in a lifetime experience
30 March - 15 April 2016
Jakarta - Paris - Amsterdam - Lucerne - Venice - Milan - Jakarta
This is involved in our learning of almost all techniques that we work and work to achieve that final point of perfection.
It doesn't come it doesn't come until one day it happens. What is the reason for that?
It is not that we have practiced it so often that its suddenly becomes perfect. It is much more subtle than that. What happens is that we've practiced so often that we find out that we can't do it and it happens the moment you know you can't do it.
When you reach a certain point of despair. When you know you are the one weird child who will never be able to swim. At that moment you are swimming. Because the desperation and total inability to do it at all has brought you to a point which we might call don't care.
Accept it and you'll be good at it.
Then the things happens because you've really discovered that it was afterall an illusion
– Alan Watts
We can't solve death but we can design towards it. We can redesign our life around the fact, to realise you can find a shock of beauty and meaning every single time. If we love such moments ferociously then we can learn to live not in spite of death but because of it. Let death be what takes us – not lack of imagination.
Loss is one thing. Regret is quite another. –BJ Miller
Jakarta. Saturday, 26 March 2016