I’m a self-taught Filipina photographer with strong leanings to Amelie-esque whims and surreal dimensions. You can consider me an art appreciator trapped in the body of a frustrated visual artist. I can’t paint or draw or sculpt, and so, I shoot.
I hold a deep-rooted fascination with dreams, and I oblige with much delight when my dreams insist on making special appearances in my images. Sometimes they laugh at my futile attempts, but it’s all good-natured banter.
My kind of a rainy day would include escaping into conceptual fiction, yet I also have a soft spot for contemplative cinema and literature. I would like to believe that these inclinations pervade some of my photos. But chiefly and most helpfully, my artistic process is inspired by my personal existential spectrum; the quiet joy of defamiliarizing the mundane; and my belief in respect for an unhampered freedom to express human emotion. And cats. Let’s not forget cats.
My photography and my fitful shots at writing are forms of mental therapy and liberation for me. I can never imagine living with Bipolar Disorder without these creative outlets. I’m also a freelance online English teacher to ESL learners, and a mental health advocate in my own little ways. I am excited at the thought of finally being responsible enough to live with dogs and cats.
**Sining Kamalig's "Despite my being ___, Life doesn't end in a Period" - a mental health advocacy group exhibit (2017, Philippines)
**"Hibernate and Other Images" - Fall Edition of Remember Arts Journal (http://www.rememberedarts.com) (2017)
**"Photographer depicts facets of bipolar disorder through a series of conceptual images" - artist feature in Art People Gallery (2017)
**Wotisart? magazine- one of the featured artists (June 2017, UK)
**Official contributor- "365 Wonders Year 2018"- an artbook/planner by Woman, Create, an arts and humanities website (2017)
**"Creative Jam" art exhibit- World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (2015)