What makes some of these local or global creatives tick? In this weekly column, Marina (mrn.a) shares her many inspirations and obsessions.
Some of my current/all-time favorites. They’re mostly Sci-fi or fantasy-related, probably the biggest influence for my art.
Received my first Digimon Tamagotchi, then a Gameboy, followed by a Playstation One. I think from there I spiralled down that gaming path. [Laughs]
I think I’ve been into this genre thanks to most of the things I’ve watched or played. Especially anything that is related to Fantasy, Cyberpunk or Mecha.
Always in love with spaces through architecture & how shapes & colours can manipulate and determine the mood for a space.
5. Textures in Nature
If you look closely, there are so many patterns in a texture itself. I usually draw inspiration from it and manipulate it to suit my art.
6. Making Art
I am not good with words or expressing my feelings through it. Making art is a way for me to journal my feelings and experiences. There’s this sort of cathartic feeling after drawing things out.
7. My everything shelf
I keep all the things I need from supplements, meds, candles, perfume, and art supplies on one shelf since I use these things often when I need to get creative.
I appreciate every aspect of my Indonesian roots from their beautiful folklores/myths to growing up drinking Jamu and listening to Gamelan but I’m mostly awed by their intricate art.
Just hypnotisingly comforting.