Out of the Darkness series: 2022
Kawah Ijen is a volcano found on the island of Java in Indonesia. It’s best known for its blue flames cascading down the terrain. The lava flow appears blue, but it’s really the combustion of the sulphuric gases that cause the appearance. But you must be wondering “what does this have to do with her paintings though?” Well…
The answer is… inspiration.
When I saw a picture of this volcano on google I just knew that I need to infuse that effect into my work. Hence, this new body of work in my Out of the Darkness series. These three new pieces are influenced by the colours or effects of the volcano.
Api Biru is Indonesian for “blue flame”. With this piece I wanted to mix the warm colors you would expect from volcanic lava with the blue flame effect of Kawah Ijen.
Kavh Eita is a piece that’s a bit softer. It’s named after my friend Kavita, who jokingly suggested that I name it after her. Kavita is Hindi Sanskrit for “poetry”. I find it fitting because the human body is so beautiful and works like poetry.
Here’s a video of an up close and personal view of Kawah Ijen.
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