Artist Statement

Ratu Saraswati examines the nature of human aggression and reparation.


In her practice, she attempts to find an equilibrium by actively sensing and anticipating within the frame of performativity. In the process, she investigates collective resolutions to heal psychological wounds through attunement with other living beings in the landscape she inhabits. She elaborates webs of human relationships, historical events, and transformative natural processes.


While inviting the interpersonal values of art, she thoroughly observes the archive of the everyday by unfolding the intersection of personal experience and collective narratives amid today’s increasing intolerance. Within the journey, she has discovered that the profound relationships built through art making are leading her to a deeper truth of how we may own our wellness and the principal of artistry is to become the medium of that process.