War, Astronaut, Death, Violence, Floating Mountain and Roman Soldiers
by Jordan Marzuki, Edited by Clarissa Virginia, Foreword by Saskya Prima
2019, 204 Pages, Hardbound, 21,5cm x 15cm
Flowers, sun, rainbow, trees, family–are delightful elements in typical children's drawing. Born in a conservative and religious environment–during my childhood, to draw a figure of a human considered leads to idolatry. Meanwhile, in the elementary school art class, students were encouraged to draw beautiful scenery, and they judge everything based on the quality of the shape based on realism. At home–it was completely the opposite as my parents were giving me freedom. Death, chaos, war, and destruction–You are welcome to take a look at the world my childhood drawings. Luckily, my parents were able to save most of my drawings in obscurity. 22 years later–I revisit the archive and contemplates what he had drawn in his childhood. The naivety of the drawing and lack of technical drawing skills creates an unintentionally hilarious and morbid picture.