A batik artist who makes simple crossword puzzles has made a splash on social media.
Gambar Batik Baniyas said he has been trying to solve the problem for about four years, when he first learned the word “gambar” from a friend and decided to try to solve it himself.
“When I first started, I didn’t know what the word meant, but I decided to make the crossword in the style of the artist,” he said.
Gamboa is a traditional South Asian word for a “camel,” which means “carnival.”
Batik artists use the word to describe the intricate patterns they create.
For Batik Artists, the word represents a dream.
They say it symbolizes the infinite possibilities they have to achieve their dreams.
Batik artists have created more than 50,000 of their own crosswords.
The word Gambar means “big,” and Batik means “art.”
Baniy aspires to become an artist who uses the word and his art as a tool to help solve other people’s problems.
“It’s not a matter of how many crosswords I write, but how many people can understand them,” he explained.
“I believe I have made a difference by creating a tool for the art world.”
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