Ariesa Pandanwangi

The concept of digital artwork for designing coastal batik motifs originated from the sea route through which spices pass. Fish and sea plants form the basis for the creation of this batik motif. The batik background takes the idea of a parang motif from the island of Java which is rarely found in coastal batik. The idea of the creation with a batik background is taken from the philosophy of the parang motif, namely the waves that never stop moving. The S-shape is the basic shape of the letter S taken from the waves of the ocean, which describes a spirit that never goes out. The purpose of making this motif is to develop coastal batik motifs and add to the uniqueness of coastal batik in Indonesia along the spice route in Java Island. Its function can be translated into sinjang or jarit cloth, which can be combined with encim kebaya when wearing it. Chapman’s theory is a reference for artists in making this motif, starting with finding the source of the main idea (starting an idea), the second stage is refining, developing, and stabilizing the initial idea (elaboration and refining). The process and technique of creation through literature study, data collection on batik motifs, data reduction, then the formulated concepts are then translated into visual experiments in the form of sketches, in the form of structures and objects in accordance with the concepts to be created. Various possible motif sketches are made, added, pressed, and selected in the most harmonious way, and the objects that have been improvised are then realized to produce eye-catching works until finally going through the digitization process.