I haven’t been taking many photos as of yet. Truthfully my inspiration has been lacking.
Luckily yesterday I could feel it beginning to leak in when I went to an event at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation in QC. There was a People Power museum there and while I was looking at the collection I started to think again about how much this country and it’s people had gone through.
The place reminded me of why I come back, of where my heart is. It’s not in making pretty things and calling it art, and it’s not in having a fun tropical holiday (that’s not to say that I don’t enjoy myself, just not my main purpose).
The museum reminds me of the beauty and hope I find in this country because it’s people have suffered (and then suffered some more) but they fight on. That’s where I draw my inspiration. And I am glad for the reminder and hope to take that and begin next week on my Intramuros project…
[note: my apologies to the artists that created these works, I was absent minded in forgetting to make notes of their names. When I return I will take down the info and post it here.]