Hendra loved to paint landscapes, influenced by his hobby of roaming in the wilderness from his youth, and his training with Wahdi, a landscape painter. In this painting, his figures are drawn based on daily life at the seashore. The daily life of working-class Indonesians is a theme that is consistently explored in his work. In the year this work was made, Hendra reaffirmed his position in being one of Indonesia's noted artists. After the years of captivity, his work became bolder following his first solo exhibition in 1979. "Only to his wife and children will a husband and father be anchored. A Man's soul will only find peace within his family" The Painting Estuary Flower is a visualization of these immortal words. After spending hours or days at sea, the fisherman returns to land, going through the same experiences over and over, life events that never stop being missed. "To you my Flower my soul finds heaven", say his man in calm weather. (Agus Dermawan T.)


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