This has been a long time in coming, mostly because of a few details that I was struggling with in my current painting…but it finally all ideas came together. So without further ado I present Maipa Deapati from Sulawesi’s folklore and the history of Goa kingdom’s war versus colonialism in centuries ago.
Making a piece about folklore and historical painting was not only exciting as it truly stroke a chord in me. I also think in a whole Indonesian mourning their dead in that horrible massacre known as the war, a conflict that would change the face of Indonesia forever. Then come to us, all that new exciting world, adorned with peace, modernism, technology, art and communication, emerged from pain and the daunting feeling of the brevity of life in war. See the whole piece of Maipa Deapati here.