ANNIKETYNI MADIAN, 31
When did you know that this is your passion?
It’s as kill I picked up and just never put down. I haven’ t stop making sculpture sand things ever since I first started learning, and I always, always trust my gut.
Why did you choose to work with wood?
I ’m always extra drawn to natural materials such as wood. Something about its rugged and rough characteristics motivates me to put my entire soul into each artwork, and that’ s just how I’ ve always treated my work.
Where do you find inspirations for your work?
Puakumbu, a traditional textile pattern used by the I ban people and made in my hometown, Borneo. I translate these puakumbu textile patterns into wooden contemporary sculptures.
What is the common denominator in all your work?
All my works have really fine and intricate details.
What would be the i deal sculptor ’s studio?
A big space, furnished with all the necessary equipment and most importantly, surrounded by nature. Every artist needs fresh air.
”Something about [wood’s] rugged and rough characteristics motivates me to put my entire soul into each artwork.”
An incomplete masterpiece Tebekang
Kohler Tools of the wood trade
A glimpse into her studio