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Fragile Ecologies: otherworldly embroidered coral-like ecosystems by Mulyana

Indonesian artist Mulyana intricately creates embroidered sculptures and suits of corals, algae, and other sea creatures that look like beings from another world. Together, his pieces compose colorful and complex installations of marine ecosystems.

On a macro level, Mulyana’s profound concern for the eroding environment and our collective lack of care for the natural world parallels the importance of self-care on a micro level. His message encourages a holistic path to self-preservation amidst a chaotic and uncertain post-pandemic world. While Mulyana does not overtly reference gender and sexuality in his intricate installations, the diversity of his colorful environments and spectacular costumes allude to the fluidity of human identity.

Mulyana

More info: Website, Facebook, Instagram (h/t: Sapar Contemporary, Colossal).

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Curated by Leandro Lima

CEO-founder of Visualflood. A Brazilian fine art photographer, among other things, who loves visual arts, nature, science, and innovative technologies. You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram.