“Comfort, Discomfort” (Part III)

SIGNIFICANCE AND SOME IMPLICATIONS OF THE BISHOP’S CHAIR (SOCIO-CULTURAL ASPECTS TO “Y” FAMILY) (*Art installation I executed by using the bishop’s chair as material culture on art.) The “Y” family belongs to the top of the social strata however the matriarch of the family grew in a below middle-class family. But because of hard work…

There’s that “Start”.

First self- portrait that I painted during my sophomore year in the College of Fine Arts, University of the the Philippines ( Diliman campus). I “fearfully” made it. First time. First painting where I used my own image in two different “characters” in one plane. Ambivalent. First painting with the one I love as my…

COMFORT, DISCOMFORT (Part II)

 ARCHAEOLOGY ON ART: SULHIYA BISHOP CHAIR AS MATERIAL CULTURE.   Here is the second installment of the article which I wrote a week ago on the subjects, material culture and art installation—- a mini research which I wrote  for the art work (a plate requirement ) that I exhibited with my classmates for a Fine…

COMFORT, DISCOMFORT

ARCHAEOLOGY ON ART: SULHIYA BISHOP CHAIR  AS MATERIAL CULTURE The Bishop’s Chair “But was this simplicity a product of the taste of individuals, or of received notions about the proprieties of domestic life?”— Adrian Forty (Author of Objects of Desire) The connotation of the object which is a  bishop’s chair (three chairs actually)  that I…

Before I Begin (Again)

There have been various reasons why a trying hard blogger like me resolves in a period of hiatus. But there’s always this single ultimate reason that may “justify” the act and that is the attitude of laziness. Laziness is a disease. Lack of topic can be resolved by immersion to a certain experience may that…

March

It is the graduation season in my country – the march of the hopeful former students who are now officially calling themselves as the graduates.  It was not long ago that I graduated from my 3rd course at the University of the Philippines. It was two years ago. Don’t be misled because I did not…