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Wasted

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When I do get out and about, I frequent a coffee shop around the corner from my mother’s dollhouse. Since moving to the countryside, I have had no concept of time — no deadlines imposed on me or by me. Shedding my comfortable batik caftan for street clothes is considered a task best left for another day. Days turn into more days before I am lured out mostly because of necessity: grocery shopping, an unavoidable meeting or irritating medical checkups. Otherwise, I keep the world at bay if only to…read more

The 2008 Covers Project (Revived)

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On July 22, 2008, ArtinSite magazine made an open call to Filipino artists around the world. Three thousand covers were reserved for the project: one art piece per cover. More than 1700 artists from all over the world submitted their artwork for the magazine cover. Unfortunately, the magazine didn’t make it past the debut issue. All the artworks were held in a dark storage until the light of day and a new project would come along to revive the incredible effort. Then more bad luck. Typhoon Glenda destroyed many artworks…read more

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Pierre Patricio

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Pierre F. Patricio was born on February 20, 1960 in Dumalag, Capiz, Philippines. He began showing an interest in the arts at five-years old and dreamed of becoming an artist. He created various forms and shapes using clay soil from his backyard. When he wasn’t dabbling with clay, he drew sketches on available wall space. His dream of being an artist and pursuing a degree in Fine Arts was put on hold. Succumbing to parental pressure and concerns regarding the hazards, pitfalls and no income profession of artists, Patricio pursued…read more

A Living Sculpture that Talks

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Artist Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen is much more than the sum of her life’s parts. Born in Manila in 1970 to a Filipina mother and Danish father, she realized at an early age that she was different. She was too tall and her round eyes made her stand out among her playmates. When she was 8, Lilibeth’s family moved to Stevns, Denmark with a population of 2,000. Again, she was a standout with a big challenge to fit in. Filipinos are very skilled at adapting to other cultures, but it must…read more

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cipra

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“Without art, life is boring, and I must keep my mind busy. At my age, I create my art with a vengeance. That is what I know.” — Cipra Kamatoy Maharlika highway is a long stretch connecting towns in the provinces of Batangas, Laguna and Quezon. Tucked in the small town of Alaminos, Laguna, is Museo ni Cipra. A museum, especially in these parts is an oddity. People typically seek out hot springs in Los Baños or weekend recreation resort areas. The sign is round and unobtrusive, and easy to…read more