Metta started her journey as a photographer ten years ago where she found her voice in visual arts. Graduated as a graphic designer and worked in architecture realm, art becomes her most sensible tool to communicate. Growing up, she explores numbers of medium: photography, filmmaking, prints, publication and ceramics. Metta's work is distinctly influenced by social anthropology, humanity, culture and most importantly her family heritage and upbringings in Glodok - Metta's neighbourhood.
She began to understand colour through black and white imagery. Her work has been very much evolved in monochromatic spectrum, especially on things that captured her soul. Through the detachment of colour, it has always been the way she deepened her senses and understanding of life.
Today Metta is balancing her time as a project director and artist - while gearing up her personal pilot projects and setting up her studio in Jakarta. To keep herself in balance she routinely does meditation, workout and voluntary work; roast coffee occasionally to spend a good Sunday with her family and cook simple food for example, an aglio olio, just because she loves the idea of experimenting with the basics and serving countless possibilities from it. Annually she spent a blissful amount of time in Ubud work with ceramics especially on anagama, attending conferences and exhibitions particularly in Asia that relates to technology, culture and art.
Metta is currently deepening her knowledge in Chinese arts especially on ceramics and calligraphy, improving her Mandarin skill through decoding ancient literature. And basically in the constant act of balancing health and happiness through her projects and daily works.
She always on the lookout for wonderful individuals from every walk of life to share ideas, collaborate and make positive social change. May fate brought us together. Say hello at firstname.lastname@example.org
Edited per December 2018