Article July 10, 2022

Chellia Zulkarnaen

By King's InterHigh

 When did you first start creating art, and what inspired you to focus on it?

I started making artworks when I was 9 or 10 years old. I found out that art really helped me to communicate with people about my feelings and thoughts. Art acted like a self-healing space where I could feel better every time I made artwork.

When I was 10, I found out that art and science were two special things in my life and I wanted to do both at the same time. So, finding correlation between art and science inspired me to make artworks seriously.

 Talk us through your journey to date

I am passionate about doing research in the psychology area and doing some experiments in order to make artworks. All the results of my research and experiments help me to plan on how to create sensations of the artworks for the audience.

My recent artworks are about daydreaming while listening to the monotonous sound of waterfalls. I try to visualise and create sensations of what I feel and think. Overall, other than school, I like to spend my time making artworks in the studio and doing research.

 What's your proudest achievement so far?

My biggest achievements so far are participating in an art exhibition in the National Museum and Gallery in Indonesia and doing an art solo exhibition. I feel very grateful to have had that opportunity.

Joining King’s InterHigh

 How did you feel about school before you joined King's InterHigh?

Before I joined King’s InterHigh, I did not get a chance to choose subjects that I wanted to study. It was challenging to focus on too many subjects. I also did not get high flexibility. Every time I was not able to join lessons, it was quite hard for me to catch up since there were no recorded lessons.

I found out that making everything balanced between my passion and school was hard. It was very challenging to not miss out on school, but at the same time, I did not want to reduce time doing my art projects and missing out on some art events I needed to attend.

 How has the flexibility of online schooling helped you follow your art dreams?

The flexibility of King’s InterHigh really helps me to work on my passion. I do not have to be extremely worried about missing out on lessons because I can watch the recorded lessons. I am able to join live lessons anywhere as long as there is an internet connection. That really helps me to work on my art project and follow my dreams.

By King's InterHigh

King’s InterHigh is an independent British international online school. Offering Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form education, we cater to students from age 7 – 18 who are looking for a high quality British education delivered in a way that revolves around their lifestyle.

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