'A Man, A Monster & The Sea' is an underwater-themed art exhibit knitted and crocheted by Indonesian installation artist Mulyana that is currently showing for free at the Good Shed in Claremont until 7 June 2019. Mulyana is an Indonesian artist and art teacher from Yogyakarta, who got into crocheting as a form of meditation and as a way for him to explore his spirituality and his interest in art and nature.
'A Man, A Monster & The Sea' is a cheerful and fun art exhibit that encourages people to think about the world that exists under the surface of the Indian ocean and to consider the impact that climate change is having on marine life. In 2008, Mulyana created an alter-ego character of himself that he called 'Mogus' (Monster). Mogus is described as a 'monster with multiple arms who is giving and generous to all people who are united through personal and global struggles'. Mogus inspired Mulyana to create a world for himself where he could express his creativity and escape the bullying he experienced as a young boy.
'A Man, A Monster & The Sea' was an absolute delight. If you would like to come down and see it the Good Shed is open from 8am to 3pm on weekdays and from 9am to 3pm on the weekend. The exhibit is scheduled to become part of the Scribblers Festival which will run from the 8th to the 12th of May 2019. For more information about the Scribblers Festival click here.