Grammar of Ornament

Another trusty reference uncovered.  Owen Jones' The Grammar of Ornament.  Found it at the best time - while I'm doing concept development.

"pages and pages of pure pattern [!!!!], adapted from buildings all over the world."

And later this week, the Festival of Extra Ordinary Textiles in a Manila Museum... :D



I made these art riffs over the past couple of months for a number of very good reasons.

I made them to mark special days in my family's life ... and got some help from a few family members too.


arts and culture strategy coursera

I went on a coursera marathon the past few days, and it has been rewarding.  The course that sticks out for me is the Arts and Culture Strategy module via Coursera.org.  You will find the course here.  Good practical tips and information for artists, cultural workers, curators, art managers and other industry players.  It was a fairly well executed course.


Update on the Wear of Needs and Curious Philippines

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 device, 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... ;)