Malaysia: Limba Sukang – multicultural wood marriage


Malaysia’s culture draws from the varied cultures of their different people. The many ethnicities in Malaysia have their own unique and distinctive cultural identities. But there is also some crossover.

Anniketyni Madian‘s sculpture represents the marriage of these different races, religions and cultures. Mixing and merging them is the basis for the box shape that became ‘Malaysia’. Each side’s design shows the these differences and how they co-exist.

The sculpture is mixed local Malaysian wood. The wood is cut with a band saw into edged shapes that perfectly align to create a smooth, seamless flow. On top of these patterns are patches of pixel wood. The wavy texture is achieved with a grinder. These waves represent the various religions.


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