The Jakarta Post
Knit artist Mulyana with some of his works. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)
Artist Mulyana “The Mogus” is offering monster-puppet-knitting classes on Sundays during Ramadan at his art studio Mogus Lab in Langenastran Lor, Yogyakarta.
The knitted monsters from the workshops will be displayed at Monster Day #4, an event during Jogja Art Week in July and August.
Each Sunday, the workshop starts at 3 p.m. and ends at sunset, or when it is time to break-the- fast.
“Participants can continue the work at home,” Mulyana told The Jakarta Post on May 12. “Knitting for the first time will usually make people excited and get them addicted, and they will want to continue knitting.”
On that Sunday, 24 people participated and many of them had never knitted before.
Participants in a knitting class held by Mulyana at Mogus Lab, Yogyakarta, May 12. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)
“I like making monsters as it arouses imaginations,” Mulyana said.
The artist is known for his knitted works, with which he creates imaginary, colorful creatures and universes. His most popular work is the iconic knitted octopus monsters and underwater-inspired world. For ArtJog2018, he created an underwater landscape made entirely of knitted works, “Sea Remembers”. It graced the entrance part of the annual art event.
Mulyana said the upcoming Monster Day #4 will feature new characters with the theme of “Musim Kawin” (The Mating Season). (gis/wng)