Adal 2020
Adal, 2020
Acrylic/ enamel/ inks on canvas
1800×1200
I visited Bungin Island, Indonesia in 2018, originally a small coral island, “White Sands”. The island has expanded since 1895 and is now home to 3000 Bajau People’s, Sea Gypsy People’s, they live on 5 hectares of created land from dead coral. To marry, one has to collect coral to create the land before building a home, they are fishermen/divers, free diving up to twelve minutes.

Adal is the Bajau word for “current”, currents give the seawater life, nutrients, crustaceans, fish, and survival to the Bajau of Bungin.