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Transitioning from a career in music to a career in the arts has been one the most significant milestones in Abenk Alter’s life to date. That, and the decision to get married and start a family which became a source of inspiration later on. When he became a painter, he had to start at
the bottom of the proverbial ladder while at the same time trying to finish his master’s degree.
It was the tremendous support of his family and friend who believed in him that eventually helped him get through some of the toughest and most challenging times during those early days. Family is everything for the Jakarta-born artist. It is his source of motivation, inspiration and also his support system. Communication has always been key in his family and they always try and practice mindfulness.
The abundance of uncertainty these days has given Alter a newfound appreciation of how precious time can be. To that end he has tried
to work more efficiently, so that he’s can spend more time with friends and family. “The only thing that is certain is that there are so many uncertainties, and the only thing that is constant is change,” he reflects. “So, we need to be flexible, agile and be willing to adapt. We can’t always control and understand what exists outside of us, but we have a better chance in understanding and controlling ourselves.” The family man just wants to be happy, to be here and now.