"Let’s talk about everything" is a collection of memories carefully collected from four individuals, springing from four different phrases that hold strong emotional connections to these individuals. These phrases were taken from songs, quotes, poetry, etc. Each memory is explored, studied, laboured over and embroidered on found materials.
Gold thread was used in varying degrees on each piece to recreate gold dust. The preciousness and value of gold reflect a similar preciousness and value attached to individual memories. However, memories extremely treasured by one, may be meaningless to another. In a similar manner, gold dust, though still having value, is useless until it is turned into something useful such as a bar or a button.
Here are some photos from this series.
And here are photos from the installation at Finale Art File Gallery. Photography credits go to Mariano Ching and Rafeeza Khaliq.
I feel really honoured and lucky to be part of this amazing show with all the other super talented artists. I mean, look at this…
Antarctica Manifesto / Antarctica Treaty by Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid
Kinabukasan Ay Kaginhawahan by Zeus Bascon (Yeah, those are spikes!) Easily, an artist I admire greatly.
A crayon sketch of Leonor Rivera drawn by José Rizal taken from Wikipedia by Patrick Cruz. Another one of those crazily talented people.
Balls and Chains by Mac Valdezco
Dust by Mac Valdezco. The range in the materials she uses and how she use them to make breathtaking works astound me.
Wall work by Juan Alcazaren
Oh…Melayu (Version 2) [Oh…Malay] by Rafeeza Khaliq
The Great Smoke by Rox Lee
Rebuilt by Eugene Jarque
China Girl by Felix Bacolor
Untitled by Romeo Lee
Photography credits go to Mariano Ching. For more photos of the event, go here. The show will be up till December 31st. Thank you to Finale Art File, the curators Mariano Ching and Isabel Ching and everyone else who made this show possible!
Edit: How could I be such a dork and forget to thank my incredible friends who took the time to answer my questions and were more than willing to share a part of themselves with me and everyone else. Thank you for believing in this project! You know who you are (; This project would not have been realised without all of you.
On a sidenote, I am thinking of expanding this project. Anyone interested to take part, please drop me a note with 1) A line (from a song/poetry/quote/etc) that has strong emotional attachments and 2) The memory that is attached to this line. Thank you!