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Tanah Airku


TAGS

︎︎︎Mural
︎︎︎Social Impact


PROGRAM

︎︎︎Photoshop

MEDIUM

︎︎︎Wallpaint

BRIEF

We were tasked to design a mural for the external walls of the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in LA. The purpose is to raise awareness of Indonesia’s culture, diversity and natural beauty to the surrounding communities.

The total dimensions of the walls are approximately 215 ft x 75 ft.
 

CONCEPT

We were inspired by Tanah Airku (My Homeland), a popular national song describing the beauty of Indonesia and how, even when far away, our heart still lies at home. Knowing the Consulate General to hold events such as Independence Day celebrations, cultural events, educational outreach and others, we want the walls to exude a sense of home and pride to Indonesians living in LA. At the same time, we want to share that experience with surrounding communities so that through this mural people can journey through the wonders of Indonesia.

ROLE

︎︎︎Research, Illustration, Budget, Painting, Implementation

COLLABORATORS

︎︎︎Alithia Hadiwibowo︎︎︎
︎︎︎Audrey Murty︎︎︎

SPECIAL THANKS

︎︎︎Eric Nyquist
︎︎︎Bu Poppy, Kak Mel, Kak Andin, Pak Challyandra

RECOGNITION

︎︎︎Voice of Indonesia︎︎︎






The mural is split into five scenes; starting from left to right there is culture, city life, ocean life, forest and village life, each flowing into one another. The different sections are brought together by a unified color palette and graphic flat colors for a contemporary feel.

SECTION 01: CULTURE

We showcased a variety of cultures from the five main islands on Indonesia, such as the Balinese dance, wayang puppets, and the Gamelan ensemble.

SECTION 02: CITY LIFE

This scene brings together homogenous aspects of Indonesian cities such as bustling traditional marketplaces and rows of street vendors. We opted to depict ordinary Indonesian figures you would encounter on the streets, bringing a genuine piece of everyday Indonesian life to the streets of LA.

SECTION 03: OCEAN ANIMALS

Indonesia’s rich biodiversity can be seen through its marine life. Our corals are renowned for its rich ecosystem.

SECTION 04: FOREST

The same goes for terrestial animals and life, including more endemic animals plants, and insects. The komodo dragon and rafflesia flower are an iconic examples.

SECTION 05: VILLAGE LIFE

Close to nature, half of Indonesia’s population live in rural areas. We represent the scenery and life in this section.


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