Shelly Lapre

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Shelly Lapre
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Stories about her parents and ancestors are depicted by her in original travel and trunks from the Dutch East Indies. For example, the old travel suitcase, which was used by her mother on her boat trip with her family from the Indies to the Netherlands in 1950, has been processed with antique batik fabrics and nostalgic old family photos into a work of art. The travel suitcase is no longer tucked away in the attic, but is now displayed as a sort of sound box of memories of her family's life in the Dutch East Indies.

In Balinese

In Indonesian

Examples of work

Mixed media on canvas
Mixed media on canvas