Thanks Irish Degala! :)
Thank you to my one and only twin tower, the extraordinary Valerie Chua, for her blog entry on my exhibit ❤ Meow!
I’m a featured artist in issue #21 of Contemporary Art Philippines magazine. Honored to be in this publication, thanks to Jewel! :)
I’m a featured singer-songwriter in the July 2012 issue of Total Girl magazine. :) So flattered! I had a lovely afternoon teaching Claire, a shy and sweet young girl, the basics of singing songwriting.
Here’s one of my songs :)
Why I Paint Crystals
Crystals are the result of millions of years of slow biological and geological processes. These beautiful mineral creations of the Earth are formed by immense heat and pressure acting on rocks. Rocks, of course, come from compressed sediments, which partly come from the organic matter of dead plants and animals. Over time, what was once dust and ashes can be transformed into precious gems that seem to contain an inherent scintillating fire. These objects are like wise traditions— traditions that come down to us, through the preservation of culture, from humans who lived long ago. These traditions, began, like crude rocks, as experimental practices that were honed and polished over countless generations to crystallize into precious wisdom that can illuminate our modern lives. There are many kinds of wise traditions, but my favourite ones are those pertaining to healthy and sustainable food and farming— my pet advocacy. In my research I have found that traditional ways of preparing food lead to healthy diets, healthy families, and healthy societies. Like crystals, these wise traditions are the wealth we have inherited from our ancestors, and also something we should preserve for future generations.
Excerpt from my solo exhibit Spells & Specimens.
Feanne, I am overwhelmingly impressed. Your artwork and words are beautiful. I would wear your drawings on my body. That is saying a lot. Thank you so much for your dazzling submission.
So flattered by your remarks! Thank you for the kind words on my submission. MIneralia is one of my favourite blogs ^_^
“You get lost, momentarily, within the spaces and the blurs of paint where whites suddenly fade to an inky black, then to be cut white again by facets or the end of a crater. You marvel at the the subtle changes in light and shades against the deep black; a black which could only suggest the vast coldness of infinite space. Her works allow you to examine things yet feel differently towards them, as if you’ve never seen a cat, or a twig or a full moon before. Butterflies that look like they’re about to take flight, but had to be frozen in time. And bones, the remains of the creatures that we only know in dreams.”
— Reese Lansangan, visual artist, fashion designer, multi-instrumental singer-songwriter (a whole spectrum of talent!)
My interview on GMA aired last night! :> Hihi, halata I’m awkward speaking in Taglish! Thanks Rovie Dela Cruz for recommending me to GMA, to Sherrie Ann Torres and crew for coming to my house to interview me ♥
For my full thoughts on copyright issues you can check out my blog entry “What To Do If Your Art Is Stolen” :) thanks again to everyone for the support!!!
My exhibit announced on page H2, Philippine Star newspaper today! :) Thanks to Tito Ross & Tita Ellen at the gallery.
Will be on Jessica Soho SONA 9PM show on GMA News TV re my stolen artwork story.
Here’s the impromptu makeup/outfit/background I did for the interview, they only gave me an hour’s notice hahaha! :)) Thanks Rovie Dela Cruz and Sherrie Ann Torres for giving me the opportunity to share the lessons I learned from my experience.
It will air tonight or tomorrow, will keep you updated!