Florenza Octarina

In Indonesia, the land is very fertile, so there are many kinds of spices that grow from the land of
Sabang to Merauke. Even spices are in great demand by foreign countries. Since the colonial era,
Indonesia has been recognized as a spice-producing country. Apart from being a cooking spice, spices
have also played an important role in the history of the world economy. There are many types of native
Indonesian spices, for example, such as cloves, nutmeg, andaliman, cinnamon, lemongrass, black
pepper, ginger, galangal, kencur, and many other types of spices in Indonesia. Spices during this
pandemic play an important role in immune health. It is often found that these spice blend drinks are
found in many streets such as markets or angkringan, it is not difficult to find ingredients first, we can
immediately drink these spices and warm the body. Like my mother who often makes empon-empon
or concoctions of spices for health. Apart from empon – empon, these spices can also be made into
wedang, which is a warm drink mixed with processed traditional ingredients and spices. My goal in
making this work is when we look at ourselves in the mirror and see this type of spice, it reminds me
that during this pandemic there were still traditional medicines or herbs for health. The media that I
use is a mirror that will be pasted and painting turmeric, pandan leaves, lemongrass and cinnamon
spices on the mirror.