The artist was raised not only by the family and was not just driven by non-conformity, ideals, wildness, and grit.
He / She has received light and inspiration from the community: the Mothers who have birthed, fed and nourished his/ her friends, the Fathers who have built the houses and have ridden the carabaos through the paddies, the siblings who have washed the plates and have made the first kite.
The artist was raised in consciousness, struggle, and oneness. He/She has bathed from the community well, picked flowers from the neighbor’s yard, and ran around the fields that lit the whole barangay golden in summer.
This is why today, He/ She is giving back beyond exhibits and galleries.