Monday, October 11, 2010

Tree of Life

Tree of life or the coconut tree is common in the Philippines. In fact, the coconut industry is considered a major exporting sector that provides livelihood to 1/3 of our population. This a tree of a thousand uses because of its endless list of products and by-products derived from its various parts. This can provide everything that people need in life to survive - food, shelter, fuel - name it, the coconut has it.

The young coconut fruit attracted me to take its photo and decided to have it in paints. Though the structure of it flowers makes the subject messy but the freshness of its young coconut fruits give life (nga ba?) to this painting. Another artwork added for a display in our house and hoping that someday, these paintings will become part of an art exhibit in our hometown.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Metamorphosis - this is a biological transformation from one stage to the next in history of life. This process is tantamount to the stages of our deep romantic or sexual attachment to someone. We fall in love. We nurture it with care and as time passes by, we end up in each others’ arm.

These paintings were done in a week-long vacant time at night. A simple gift for a friend’s wedding day. A nice representation on how their love bloomed just like a butterfly that freely flies wherever it may go from a simple egg.

To the newly wed couple, good luck and welcome to the next stage in life and am hoping that you’ll stay together through thick and thin that life may bring.