The Colorful Coral Islands of Crochet Artist Mulyana

The Colorful Coral Islands of Crochet Artist Mulyana

Bandung-born, Yogyakarta-based Mulyana creates colorful Coral Islands using pom-poms and knit/crochet shapes. Mulyana comes up with a design and then works with members of the transgender community to execute the individual ‘corals’.

“While Mulyana says he did not set out to overtly make a point about gender and sexuality with his intricate soft sculptures, it is possible to read the Coral islands as an attempt to negotiate the fluidity of bodies and identity. Floating on invisible seas, each with their individual desires yet anchored to one another, Mulyana’s corals represent the desire to move beyond arbitrary labels that devalue us as human beings; in favour of a useful, multi-armed, multi-gendered identity that can contribute to the lives of our fellow human beings.” – Art Porters

The Colorful Coral Islands of Crochet Artist Mulyana

The Colorful Coral Islands of Crochet Artist Mulyana The Colorful Coral Islands of Crochet Artist Mulyana The Colorful Coral Islands of Crochet Artist Mulyana

Learn more about Mulyana’s work via Art Porters, Artsy, and We Are A Website.





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