2018 UOB Painting of the Year

Yang Ibu Ajarkan (What Mother Taught)

Established Artist Category


Artist: Lenny Ratnasari Weichert
Title: Yang Ibu Ajarkan (What Mother Taught)
Medium: Aluminium mesh
Size (cm): 170 x 95

All women have the right to express and develop their potential through their different roles in life as a child, a wife or a mother.

For children, parents are their first teachers as the home offers many learning opportunities, and each mother has her own way of raising her children that creates a strong bond between mother and child.

What Mother Taught depicts five forms of hijabs without figures to represent five grown children who are now mothers to their own children. Here, the mother appears invisible, yet her spirit and legacy remains with her children throughout their lives. The use of aluminium also represents a mother’s character – strong and tough but fragile and loving at the same time.

Artist’s Bio

Lenny Ratnasari Weichert

Lenny Ratnasari Weichert

Ms Weichert is an artist who uses various forms of art mediums to express her creative process in her artworks. Many of her works were inspired by her curiosity in exploring the different aspects of human uniqueness and its contradictions.