Organic Art 'Second Life' By Ratih Luhur
The installation 'Second Life' is created to reflect the following characteristics of Myrtle St & Sustainable Chippendale:
1. Sustainability - created with organic and recycled materials collected from the streets
2. Our street as our living room - creation of a living room scene on the street
3. Edible / vegetable garden - planted with exotic microgreens, specially selected for variety of organic colours and textures. Rocket emeralds on the chair, amaranth red garnets on the hessian shawl, mung bean and peas in the planter basket
4. Multicultural heritage of the local residents- featuring a photo of Tayrona Park, Colombia by Maria Prada resident of 8 Myrtle St.
The installation is part of my entry requirement to Master of Fine Arts degree in Public Art and New Artistic Strategies at the Bauhaus University of Weimar, Germany http://www.uni-weimar.de/en/university/start/
Internationally, the Bauhaus is known as one of the most influential currents in modernism with a profound influence in art, architecture, graphic design, interior design, industrial design, and typography.
Ratih Luhur graduated as BSc (Arch) from the University of Sydney in 1990. She completed Master of Visual Arts (Multi Media) with honours from Sydney College of the Arts in 2000 achieving High Distinction in all subjects. Ratih's design and artistic flare was awarded 2 of the 9 awards in William Van Alen Memorial Prize international competition by NIAE New York. Internationally, Ratih is also known as a spiritual healing practitioner and mentor. http://www.ratihluhur.com
Her work reflects her refined artistic style with sensitive spiritual and cultural awareness.