Part II: Of Art and Wine

Part 2 of “Of Arts and Wine: Para Sa Kalikasan” Philippine-Malaysia Botanical Art Exhibition is now open until October 23, 2021.

Mycology’s Influence in Arts

and media for the past years. Here’s a mini-timeline of Mycology’s influence in Arts and how Fungal Arts evolved over the years.

Of Art and Wine

The World Nature Conservation Day is celebrated every 28th of July. It aims to engage nations in conserving biodiversity habitats and in protecting the world’s flora and fauna species. What better way to join the whole world in raising awareness for nature conservation than through visual arts? The Philippine Fauna Art Society in partnership with…

The World’s Most Powerful Birds of Prey Need Us

Filipinos used to live closer to nature. The pre-colonial Philippines had a rich culture where people lived and cared for a paradise. It was, as our heroes and members of Katipunan also considered, the closest we’ve ever had to a Golden Age. It was the age of acceptance of diversity, equal treatment of women, creativity,…

Like Body And Soul

For the longest time, I felt stuck in the middle of an endless tug-of-war game between Science and Arts. I heard all of the discouragement you can possibly hear — especially from my family, friends, mentors, people who’re supposed to do the opposite. I heed their advice — stupid me. They said Arts is a…

Floral Sketches in January

I challenged myself to create 10 floral artworks last year, and I started with acrylic and watercolor paintings. Midway through my semester, my academic requirements became too much for me to create an artwork every week. This January, while writing my thesis proposal and preparing for the next semester, I managed to finish that challenge….

Quick Sketches During Quarantine

Here are every quick sketches I’ve drawn in 2020. This doesn’t include my floral and acrylic paintings, mainly figure drawing exercises from @Croquiscafe and @LoveLifeDrawing. I took the #figuary challenge in August. There were several off days but I powered through. The challenge was supposed to be for 28 days, but it took me a…

Hardin

Originally posted on Maia Enriquez:
Maia Enriquez Hardin, (2017) Acrylic on canvass, 19″ x 15.7″ I was living in the city for two years when I painted Hardin. I terribly missed the country, the fog, and our garden. I missed looking out of my bedroom window and seeing Mt. Makiling and our garden’s flower beds instead…

Les fleurs en quarantaine (4/10)

I made a list of the artworks I want to make in quarantine. Some items on the list are floral paintings bird sketches figure drawings… So far, I’ve accomplished 4/10 in my floral paintings and sketched a few birds. Painting has always been a refuge for me. It is my sanctuary and one of the…

Life of a scientist-artist

The life of an artist and a scientist are not so different. Both require a lot of alone time. You’ll have to spend several hours in a studio or a laboratory, working on something you care about, wondering if all your hard-work will pay off in the end. I just spend one of the harder…