About the Work
I used to have delusions of grandeur but I quickly realized that it wasn't the way for me. Feeding my ego didn't work for me because it felt empty so I have to find a reason to make art beyond myself.
Being Filipino has pros and cons. Having an accent and a darker skin displaced me but this also became my reason to make art. I realized I cannot be 'me' if I keep on adjusting to what people liked. I have to be myself and that's when I started honoring who I am. I had to learn to set my boundaries and create what I really feel. These artworks are one of the manifestations of that idea. Art became a spiritual experience and giving and inspiring others became my motivation. I have the gift so I reasoned I should give it back because that is where my soul gets satisfaction.