CAMOUFLAGE: Hiding In Plain Sight
I'm proud to be part of my third Light Grey Art Lab group exhibition. This time, the theme is Camouflage: Hiding in Plain Sight. 80 artists from all over the world explored the concepts and ideas of invisibility and blending in. My work is titled SISINA. The show opened last May 26.
My piece is Sisina, a portrait inspired by hidden face paintings. Sisina is one of the ancient Philippine pagan goddesses of beauty and love. Her symbols are May blossoming flowers, though I chose to portray her with native flora, generally. However, through centuries, she has been forgotten and only half-remembered through blurry myth retellings or through marginal textbook footnotes. Here, she is barely formed through the bouquet of flora. Do you see her? She's just peeking behind the flowers or is she IN the flowers? She's there and then she isn't.
Sisina has been improved recently. I've decided to officially make her the fourth piece for my Venus Series of Exhibit Pieces that I've started last year. To make her fit the theme and palette, she has been renewed and edited. However, the original version will remain to be the exhibit piece (and still on sale) for LGAL's show. Here is the new Sisina.