Every artist given a piece of aluminium sheet debris from the Al-Aqsa mosque to create a piece of work. I choose to melt the aluminium sheet and cast it into a hand punch wrapped with mud.
“Keluar Lumpur” is the symbolism of the hand in the release of suction of the mud. Mud is a mix of soil and water which in Malay “tanah and “air” means nation – into a viscous and sticky and hard to get through or escape from that if stepped on, and may be killed if he stepped into a hole in mud. For me, the people of Palestine is under the suction of mud, and they are working hard to get over this difficult challenge. Here I wish to say that people in Kuala Lumpur and the nation are concerned about them. Therefore, this work is so significant among us, urge all to be out of scope in order to help, to give prayer and seeking the miracle that will happen. The element of arabesque is being used as a form DOA which symbolized as a hope.
After concentration in a series of La Root is more synonymous with the mining of tin, I’ve started a new series of Raub which widely known in gold mining activities. Raub is a district and town in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. Gold mining started in 1889 by William Bibby under the Raub Australian Gold Mine (RAGM). Malay word “raub” means “scoop” which according to J.A. Richardson in his book, The Geology and Mineral Resourses of the Neighbourhood of Raub, Pahang, page 36, “People found that for every “dulang” (tray) of sand there was a handful (raub) of gold”. As a result, Raub became very famous in early of 20th century for its mining resource (gold). In the piece “Gold Shaft I,II,III,IV and V” show the abstraction form of gold mining techniques in Raub “shaft mining”. In the other side, the bamboo that I used itself were growth originally in Raub. Gold Shaft I and II exhibited at the “Art Monaco’14”, Monte-Carlo, Monaco. Gold Shaft III exhibited in conjunction of Kuala Lumpur International Jazz Festival. Meanwhile, Gold Shaft IV in Awarded “Collective” by Biancoscuro Art Magazine which will be held September 7, 2014 at the exhibition space BIANCOSCURO in Pavia, Italy, while Gold Shaft V exhibiting at Galeri Chandan, Kuala Lumpur for the “Pulpa Exhibition”.