Indonesian flavourings. Essential to the mix. Kecap Manis from ABC and Sambal Oelek from Albert Heijn. These are more experiments with the ballpoint pen and sprayed isopropanol, plus a little bit of blue pencil here and there. Next it’s Marmite.
A print of my Jakarta street drawing at 57 x 9 inches on its way to Feny in Portland. Thank you Feny.
This is a print of a long (83 x 12 inches) pen & ink drawing I made in 1998 for a book about Jakarta, but which was never used in the end. Drawn with a Rotring Isograph if you remember them. Great pens. If you’re into pens.
Drawing of Blok M from a window at Hotel Falatehan. “It’s no oil painting” as my friend Ian would say. It really isn’t. It’s brutally ugly but I still love it. I worked here for three years in the 90s, and my son was born there.
If you’d like to hear how Blok M sounds, you can listen here.
A recording on Soundcloud: