On Canvas & Beyond
Derived from the Hila-bana street art movement established in Baguio City, Philippines, the red thread acts as a visual cue that plots vestiges of a shared identity as it links back to the “self.” The subjects are people I met during my creative voyage in the Cordillera region. They conceptualize the multiple meaning of being a "Filipino" as fragmented and animated beings in various stages of becoming, compelling the audience to participate in their creation. As a result, a tapestry of selves stretches across time and space. I hope to provide a linked experience for the audience to cognitively map the process of the figure's 'perforated' embodiment's unresolved loss of identity.