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