“Island Sprites” — 2017
Mangenguey Island, Busuanga, Palawan
for Tao Philippines’ Camp Ngey Ngey
Date of Completion: March 25, 2017
Acrylic on reclaimed storm-stricken cement wall
13 x 7 ft wall area
This storage house is one of the concrete structures left bare standing after the typhoon Haiyan devastated the islands. I wanted this characteristic to be preserved as part of the over-all aesthetic so I decided to create line art in automatism deriving from the elements of the island. I also wanted eradicate bad superstitions about the Palawan scops owls that inhabit the area.