"When I worship, I feel peace in my heart, a feeling which I pour into my painting."
"I love my Indonesia, its unity in diversity. I was born in the eastern part of Yogyakarta in 1991. Then my family moved to Prambanan village, home of many temples. The most famous, of course, is Prambanan temple. My childhood was spent playing around these beautiful places of worship. I'm very proud of the beauty of my village.
"I am the youngest of four children. My parents were elementary school teachers. They are such fun and gave freedom of expression to all their children. As a child, I liked to paint and eventually decided to major in panting at the Art Institute of Indonesia.
"Today, painting is not a hobby anymore, but has become my profession. I'm happy to live as a painter. All the difficulties of my life, I consider as lessons to mature and make me tough to fight my battles. As a painter, my income is uncertain, so sometimes I don't have any money at all. When that happens, I respond with ease. I fast.
"My country is unique, full of diversity and also with friendly citizens, so I've never thought of living in other countries. I am known as a friendly, cheerful and high-solidarity person.
"The moment I love the most is in my worship when I experience the deepest connection with God. When I worship, I feel peace in my heart, a feeling which I pour into my painting. Many of my paintings have the sense of my neighborhood. I love to feel the temples that full of historical mysteries."