ANCESTOR, 2010, CLAYBOARD COATED PANEL, 35.5 X 28 CM
My Mother the Moon
The current paintings are essentially psychic landscapes and animistic in nature. The source material of the narratives in the work is a mix of the indigenous folklore of my childhood past with the ramshackle architecture in present Manila. The trickster archetype animated in religiousness is foremost in many of the stories. Quasi-spiritual landmarks manifest in the cracks and crevices of a quixotic terrain. Shifting elements within the picture plane transform toward a seemingly precarious scenario. It is a landscape populated with all the pleasures and fears of the collective mind.