papemelroti nativity “Belen”


A lot of people / families depend on papemelroti (manufacturing / home and decor shops) for a living. One of them is a carver who does these wonderful belens (nativity sets) for us. My task is to give them a new look, a fresh coat of paint (literally and figuratively)! I wanted a bit more […]

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Playing with Clay

papemelroti owls

  When I was 15 years old, I made this for my Dad (my dad loves to sail and he had a small “optimist” dinghy). I used ordinary sun dried pottery clay. During summer breaks from school, my Mom would gather us siblings and have us form clay figurines which we will turn into figurines […]

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Me and the Apolinario Mabini Wheelchair Project

apolinario mabini hapi wheelchair project

I was honored to be asked and create for the “wheelchair project”. Alongside me were top artists of the Philippines: there’s  Eric (Kidlat Tahimik) de Guia, Kawayan de Guia, Io Regalado, Leeroy New, Plet Bolipata, Don Sulabayba, Ling Quisumbing, Karen Flores, Nuqui Cuizon, Wendy Regalado, Gerry Leonardo, Marc Cosico, Aba Dalena and my personal favourite: […]

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013