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This photograph is part of a series of travel images titled "Indonesian Pulses" by Indonesian photojournalist Meliana Salim.

Title: Pusaran Ikan
Artist: Meliana Salim
Year: 2009
Medium: Pigment hi-dynamic range ink on canvas, laminated for extra durability.
Print size: 60 x 45 cm or 23.6" x 17.7"
Note: Loose unmounted canvas print (has not been stretched, unframed)

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The Story
Taken in world-famous dive site the USAT Liberty Shipwreck in Tulamben, Bali, this black-and-white photograph depicts a diver heading towards pusaran ikan (Indonesian for a vortex of schooling fish).

The USAT Liberty was a United States Army transport ship torpedoed by Japanese submarine I-166 in January 1942 and beached on the island of Bali. She had been built as a design 1037 ship for the United States Shipping Board during World War I and had served in the United States Navy during that conflict as animal transport USS Liberty (ID-3461). She was also notable as the first ship constructed at Federal Shipbuilding, Kearny, New Jersey. In 1963 a volcanic eruption moved the ship off the beach, and Liberty's wreck is now a popular dive site.
Source: Wikipedia

The Photographer
"Meliana's photographs reveal her two favourite gratifications in life: travelling and scuba diving. They are like auxiliary memories or unfulfilled desires. "I have been there", or even, "I wish to be there". The images are well composed, creating an overall sense of pictorial harmony and reflecting her worship of nature. Her photographs also highlight the primarily decorative function of photography and even escapism so eagerly sought by the urban dweller. She delights in finding patterns that appear randomly in nature.

Meliana hopes to inspire people to seek solace in nature, encourage ocean and nature conservation and promote scuba diving in Indonesia. Live and breathe Indonesia through her adventures."

RESERVED for Vanessa - Black and white photograph of schooling fish on loose canvas


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