While some designers create with some degrees of separation, I've found the opposite to be true for me. My personality, thoughts and feelings are entirely intertwined with my artistry. Acquiring one of my designs is like taking a piece of my wild, grotesque and contradictory mind with you. It is in my nature to act first and think later, which has meant that little people understood me growing up. Still, I allow my impulsiveness to guide me none the less; I'm convinced it makes me more creativity candid.
The idea of home is very close to my heart. As a child, I moved around often, even throughout my education. This idea of needing a permanent home was amplified even more when my parent's split. This is when I really started paying attention to the layout of spaces, reading into feng shui, studying objects and the spatial narratives that make a home, well, home.
By the time I reached adulthood, I knew what I wanted. The perfect home for me is one of warmth, a small piece of utopia that is a playground, a temple, a space for healing, a museum of novelties, and simply a world of my own. Naturally, I was drawn to carpets for their inherent softness and snug characteristics, which is why I began crafting my own.
Beyond their textures, the colours I use are a reflection of the world through my eyes, both rich and clear. I combine spirituality and art in what I depict by spending my day meditating, my way to explore new dimensional spaces and gain inspiration. While the traditional definition of a carpet is flat and square, my work takes on a soft sculptural approach. While it is functional, it is also emotive, with a healing effect that elicits joy. That's the true purpose of my work.
That is why I named my brand Santu Song, as Santu means the spirit behind us. It also represents Buddha's 3 realms of existence: The realm of living beings, the realm of environments and the realm of the five components, which consist of form, perception, conception, volition and consciousness. This is the diverse world and attitude I endeavour to express in all my works.
My work takes on a soft sculptural approach. While it is functional, it is also emotive, with a healing effect that elicits joy. That's the true purpose of my work.
Incorporating human elements in her works, she often uses faces and eyes to exemplify the human experience further and amplify emotions. Reminiscent of the cubism style, these motifs can depict grief, joy and calm.
The act of creation is an act of healing for Santu Song; this is when she feels most involved with her sense of self and can connect with her subconscious.
Santu Song's work is a reflection of our worlds many dimensions. People, places, nature, emotions and the interconnectivity of this vast and elaborate ecosystem.