Together in the Ether, Finally is a collaborative effort between MulaZine and Vans Malaysia, celebrating creators and creatives of varied backgrounds and identities in conjunction of Pride Month 2022.
Artist, and creator, Arman describes themself as “That Bitch” when being in space surrounded by peers of their community. Arriving the second amongst the bunch of four, Arman—commonly known as Bumi Arman on Instagram—came stumbling out of a car with a canvas just as tall as them.
Having not met them prior to the shoot, Arman immediately walked towards us with a smile as bright as the sun and as wide as a smile could get. We greeted them similarly and urged them to have breakfast with us at the little restaurant below the studio. It was nothing too fancy but it felt like a group of friends catching up, sharing stories and just getting to know each other once more after an extended period of being away from one another.
Some adjectives that can be used to describe our modern-day Poison Ivy—endearing, caring, nurturing and a lover of all things nature. Though not intending on defeating social and environmental issues with malice and brute force like their alter ego, Arman instead does it through their art and collective life experiences. Coalescing their knowledge of the world around them and their love for flowers, just like their artwork that they brought along with them.
The ether for Arman is a space where they is able to whimsically turn aspects of their life into breathing entities of nature. The people around them would live freely and the moon would be in a perpetual state of pink.
Together in the Ether, Finally is a collaborative effort between MulaZine and Vans Malaysia, celebrating creators and creatives of varied backgrounds and identities. Shop the Vans Pride OTW Gallery Collection and mimic Arman’s look here.