In 2003, Murni assisted Zanolini in creating soft sculptures, using the sewing skills she learned as a seamstress. After they worked, Murni would play with the leftover materials, intrigued to explore the three-dimensional form. Murni then began creating her own soft sculptures made of cotton, which were entirely different from Zanolini’s. She made life-size works depicting the female form, distorted and imbued with enigmatic clues that provoke a story. Thumb, for instance, shows the shape of a woman possessing thick black stitches that mark across her figure, alluding to a fragmented body being sewn back whole. Describing another soft sculpture, Murni shared how it had represented her body. The elephant has been a recurring subject in her artworks, with it being both a revered animal in Southeast Asia and Hindu Tradition, while having a phallic and sexual connotation.