Title: Welcome Perdamaian, Goodbye Kedengkian (Welcome Peace, Goodbye Hostility)
Medium: Stencil spray paint on aluminium
Size (cm): 176 x 95.5
Cultural diversity is not a new or imported concept. It is a reality that has existed since the time of our ancestors. For Indonesians, the concept of diversity is expressed in the slogan “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika”, found in the ancient Javanese tome by Mpu Tantular in the Majapahit era in the 14th century.
The artwork is inspired by the house of prayer in Rhema Hill, Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia, which is a symbol for peace and unity among people of various faiths and groups. The technique and materials used in creating the artwork are often seen in murals with spray paint on city walls. This artwork unveils the meaning of love and peace within diversity, above all differences.