More than a month since my last post.
It has been difficult to write
anything at all.
Escaped into the solace of kneading, feasting, running, bingeing on Netflix, scribbling without an end in mind.
But it is time
to start with a piece of art which captured my mood and angst
and made me smile.
This bronze titled “Pose (Preman Kampung)” is exhibited in the Ilham Gallery, a public gallery which we visited when we popped into Kuala Lumpur over the New Year holidays. It is created by Yunizar, an Indonesian sculptor, completed in 2014,
I smile because this was apparently one of my favourite poses growing up, given I was a rather precocious & belligerent youngster. Having said this, I have been photographed in this pose even today. Preman Kampong can be translated as Village Thug, which makes one take a second look and ponder the initial whimsy which becomes a sobering consideration of the political-social issues which plague many parts of the region.
The interesting feature of this sculpture is the 2 faces found on either side of it. Here are a few images of the Other Side.
This is my rather belated contribution to The Changing Seasons hosted by Su at zimmerbitch.