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Indonesian eco-artist talks about nature through crochet art

Mulyana makes a debut in Thailand with his first solo exhibition

The recent tragic death Mariam, a baby dugong which was Thailand’s sweetheart for a while has, again, brought up the issue of plastic consumption and marine conservation. Evidently, the world is collapsing by human hands. Icebergs and melting and micro-plastics are everywhere.

Many artists have tried to raise awareness about the environment, and one of those artist is Mulyana, a Yogyakarta-based Indonesian artist who is now having his first solo exhibition ‘Anima Mundi: Soul of the World’ at Central Embassy. A renowned eco-artist, Mulyana has expressed his ideas through colorful crochet and knitting works made from recycled materials for years.

This exhibition echoes the same concept through the vivid underwater-inspired installations made from discarded materials like rubber, plastics, fabrics from factories. The highlights include the 5-meters tall Giant Mogus, the artist’s alter ego or a gigantic octopus, the whales made from discarded cotton, the fish mobiles and the massive whale skeleton made from discarded metal. The exhibition runs until 1 September at Level G, Central Embassy, Bangkok.

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