Update on the Wear of Needs and CuriousPhilippines

A review on 'season's change', a work that belongs to the Wear of Needs series, has been published by the Center of Art and Thought.  Apart from bearing updates on the process of developing this long-term project and the resulting T-shirt art pieces,  the Wear of Needs website now also houses the Handstitch Vandal, a device I created to facilitate research on widely used patterns, shapes and forms on craft objects, which is a key element of the Wear of Needs project.

More updates and developments to be posted on the site.  It's on my calendar!

My other research tool, CuriousPhilippines has also evolved since I started it in early 2012.  From being a photo journal with the purpose of presenting scenes and places in the Philippines, the focus has shifted to documenting trends, patterns and stories of Filipino or Pinoy heritage.

More to come as well from this site. On the calendar... ;)


Furniture Trade Fair

 International Furniture Show at Manila FAME, March 2015.
Ann Pamintuan. Kenneth Cobonpue. 
Larger than life furnishing. Nature forms apparent. Pandan leaves as material.


Picasso said...

God is, above all, an artist.  He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the ant.  He never tried to follow one particular style.  He simply kept on doing whatever he felt like doing. ~ Pablo Picasso   


Essay on 'season's change'

My brother wrote an essay on 'season's change', which is the recent piece in my long-term project The Wear of Needs.

The essay, entitled Cloth of Air: A Guide to the Filipino Overseas, is part of the collection published by Center for Art + Thought.  The collection "traces the spectral absences and presences of diasporic subjects who haunt the inner and outer landscapes of the other places in which they find themselves."

The essay, with the rest of the collection can be accessed here