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Pintor Sirait: Believing in possibilities

  • Indah Setiawati

    THE JAKARTA POST

JAKARTA   /   Tue, May 5 2009   /  01:28 pm

Courtesy of Pintor Sirait His strong determination to finish what he started is only one of the many positive attitudes Pintor Sirait developed to carve his niche in the tough, competitive world of the artist.

The sculptor is now racing against time to finish a made-of-steel, nine-meter-high monument. What makes the steel statue important is that it will become the icon of the first-ever World Ocean Conference/Coral Triangle Initiative in Manado, North Sulawesi, from May 11 to 15. Spending some 40 nights at his cozy studio to work with his selected staff members at Jl. Mertasari in Sanur, Bali, Pintor said he was confident the public art monument would be finished on time. The sounds of cutting and welding can constantly be heard at his workshop, located a few hundreds meters from his studio. It can be noisy for some people, but the familiar sound has b...