Symbolism

These works examine personal and cultural symbolism. Each work utilizes a symbol, such as a facial product logo or mango as a motif. This imagery has meaning on three levels: personal meaning, cultural meaning in the Philippines, and colonial association with the United States.

Beauty
Beauty

Lithography, silkscreen, acrylic 40” x 48” 2015

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Bless
Bless

Lithography, silkscreen, acrylic 40” x 48” 2015

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Near the Old House
Near the Old House

Lithography, silkscreen, acrylic 40” x 48” 2015

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Beauty
Beauty

Lithography, silkscreen, acrylic 40” x 48” 2015

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Staged

Staged addresses colorism present in Filipino culture by depicting skin lightening facial products widely available in Southeast Asia. The printed imagery is installed to appear as vanity product shelving, and is shown as a hierarchy ranging from dark to light.