Travel date: July 5, 2015
An improvised weekend getaway, where I’ve been from duty (the second time I have to travel after a graveyard shift) and wanted to get away from the urban setting for a day. A friend had a perfect idea: art appreciation.
Braving the drizzle and trying to forget the urge to stay-in, we trudge to the newly muddied path and paid 150php (100php for my sister as a student) at the entrance. Our sight was refreshed as we gaze at the architecture which is a cross between the Santorini mountain-side whitewashed houses and monasteries with small church bells.
We proceeded then to Galleries 1, 2 and 3.
We were astounded by pieces made by local Filipino artist, in which they exude so much creativity and symbolized how much patience it takes in creating a piece. Most importantly, the connection in the feelings and knowledge in art is on point. There are pieces that symbolizes jeepney art; stories of epics, legends and old Filipino sayings in wood; typographical quotes in mixed media art, sculptures made of wire mesh that shows human emotion, and a still life painting (or a photo? It so much more like a photo) of a physician’s medical bag that portrays life as a health professional.