Wot Batu Bandung


A simple stone bridge for the soul to cross and linger on – is how Sunaryo explained this place to me. Wot Batu is Old Javanese for stone bridge. The words like the stones themselves are rooted in the past. That it is the soul that crosses tells us that for him the bridge is also a metaphor for a spiritual journey.”

Tony Godfrey (Art Writer)

Wot Batu (http://www.wotbatu.id) is an art space that exclusively display stone scluptures by Mr. Sunaryo, a famous sculpter from Bandung. There is an entrance fee of Rp 50.000 (around $3) in which you will get a bouqlet and a warming welcome drink ( a ginger something, it was sweet and hot at the same time). Also, to my surprise, you get a guide that explains all of the meaning behind each art. I tried to keep an open mind throughout the tour but can't help feeling sleepy. 

Camera is not allowed, strictly a phone-camera only and there are security that will tell you to not use your camera. 

These photos are from two months back so I barely remember which stone has what meaning but Mr. Sunaryo emphasizes a lot about how life is temporary and death is eternal so we must live our lives well and in tune with nature; and to always remember that there is a sky above this sky that we can see (meaning to always stay humble because there is always someone that is better than you).





The open area is prone to rain, obviously, but there is a small area at the top left as you can see in my photo, which you are welcome to sit and just look at the whole art space. In my opinion Wot Batu is very nice, although not a must visit, but if you're into art, then definitely come and take a looksie. The whole atmosphere was very serene and quiet that a whole day of brooding is very much recommended here.





Anyway, wishing everyone a great weekend! 

top - Eclair Collection // denim skirt & sandals - Topshop // 
earrings & necklace - Forever21 // wrap bracelet - Tory Burch //
 mini antigona bag - Givenchy


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