As a person who lives and works in the city, going outdoors is a form of personal meditation for me. Nature always gives me tranquility, peace, also a little sensation of freedom. Something that I have never found in a crowded and demanding city. That "meditative" sensation has had a huge influence on my works, which mainly focus on natural elements such as trees, water and rocks. Therefore, the city had never been my inspiration. I felt that cities are too ordinary, very regular, and slightly negative. I see the city only as an environment where I was born and live, and I tend to focus on thinking (or complaining) about the problems it has. Such as traffic, garbage, overpopulation, etc.
Over time, and with a little bit of being critical, I began to question myself. "Is it true that tranquility, peace, and freedom can only be found in nature? How do I know that they’re not just my perception? Can I get those feelings without having to go out from the city?"
The question inspired me to change my perspective regarding the city. With this new idea, I try to look back at the little everyday things in life that I have been missing. After some time of experimenting, I decided to choose "coexistence" as a keyword. Because in the process of finding this new perspective, I slowly discovered that plants/trees (representations of nature) and buildings (representations of cities) can somehow still have a good synergy, even though some of them occur accidentally. I also found that the sensations of meditation can still be felt even though this time I’m making works in the city instead of the open nature. So, with these things in mind, Now I’m sure that I really want to explore deeper into the Urban Coexistence.