Title: “Bilayar Simonggi I’eng D’e Piobuo II (The Last Voyage of the Souls/Spirits II)”
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Size: 30 cm x 42 cm
“Position / Disposition” at ART4 Studio, The Zhongshan Building, for Urbanscapes, Kuala Lumpur, 2018
"Layar/ Ojung made of sago frond resemble the sailboats of the souls or spirits in Bidayuh Gawai ritual ceremonies in Bau area of Sarawak. The Piyingar/ Pinguguoh (priests) summons the spirits while circling around the Bawal (altar) in the Nyigar Bilayar (Gawai ritual ceremonies) together with the Dayung Borih (priestesses). This is intended as a medium of transportation for the semonggi i’eng podi (souls/spirits of the paddy) to voyage across another realm with their ancestor souls/spirits."