Starch – A teacher at Madrasah Tsanawiyah Negeri 1 Pati, Central Java, received an international digital art award thanks to his work titled “Diversity”. It turns out there is a meaning behind MT Negeri 1 Pati teacher Faiz Affan (32), what is the story like?
Faiz, who teaches arts and culture daily at MTs Negeri 1 Pati, has received accolades for his achievements at the international level. Faiz participated in the International Art Competition (IAC) Season 12.
The IAC is a prestigious international competition in which different types of artists participate. The organizers of the IAC are INNOVIZE Global Events and Talent Search, a company founded in India.
Faiz created a work titled “Diversity”. His work was awarded the title of Best Digital Artwork in Season 12 of the International Art Competition (IAC).
Faiz said the initial idea for digital painting was related to diversity in Indonesia. According to him, the Indonesian nation is made up of various tribes and religions. From there, he then created a work called “Diversity”.
“The idea comes from Indonesia itself, the characteristic of Indonesia is that it is diverse, diverse, this shows that the work really comes from the manifestation of diversity itself,” Faiz told detikJateng met at MTs Negeri 1 Pati, Saturday (11/11/2023).
He went on to say that the work titled “Diversity” combines several faces representing the Indonesian people. Then combined with color elements, tattoos and even lines.
“I thought about what it would be like to create the faces of several people representing Indonesia with various elements such as colors, tattoos, etc.,” he said.
Faiz admitted that it didn’t take long to create the digital artwork. Because it uses sophisticated technology to create internationally award-winning works.
“The process didn’t take long because it wasn’t manual. Thanks to the digital art category, I took advantage of technological advances, used Dall-e, and then entered the photos I “I took them, then I edited them, then I uploaded them to the competition,” Faiz said.
Faiz sent his work in August 2023. Initially, the announcement was made in October 2023. However, the delay was not announced until November 5, 2023.
“Session 12 starts at the end of August 2023, the announcement will be made at the beginning of October, it is possible that many will enter until November 5, 2023,” he said.
Compete with thousands of participants around the world
He said his work had to rival that of thousands of other artists around the world. Initially, he had no target. Because according to him, participation is more important. Meanwhile, winning is a prize.
“At the IAC, the submitted works are not exhibited, we only give a number of entries of around a thousand. We only receive announcements from their social networks,” he explained.
“The goal is not to win, the important thing is that I participate, winning is an additional prize, the important thing is that I want to participate,” said Faiz, who started teaching at MTs Negeri 1 Pati in 2019.
MTS Negeri 1 Pati School Principal Ali Musyafak admitted that he was grateful because his teacher had achieved achievements on the international stage. This is an effort to create a madrasah of international standards.
“Thank God, as the head of the madrasa, I am grateful, very grateful to Mr. Faiz who has elevated the name of this madrasa to the international stage,” Ali explained when met at his office.
“In accordance with our madrasa to achieve uswatul kasanah, superior science and technology, concern for the environment and international standards, so that we can achieve achievements at the international level to realize our vision and mission,” he said. -he continued.
With this achievement, he also hopes that it can be passed on to the students of MTs Negeri 1 Pati. “God willing, we will develop the potential of teachers and students, many students excel in the international arena, thanks to our great ability to realize this vision,” he added.
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