Hoy! A Philippine Islands Activity Book
Would you like to know a little bit more about the Philippine Islands? Well this activity book has over 60 pages dedicated to the history and culture of this beautiful country. You can practice Baybayin script writing, learn about the Ten Datus, or read about Bakunawa the mythical sea serpent! This activity book for children aged five and older, has been Illustrated and designed by educator Eric B. Tigley and includes so many different puzzles, mazes or colouring pages to explore.
Classic Hiphop Kicks Part One
High quality print on 12" x 16" heavy stock. The colours are vibrant and the art piece looks spectacular framed. Each print is hand signed with date and print number.
If you love Hiphop culture or a classic kicks head, you will know these shoes. This is just part one.
The Ultimate Fight
The Mystery of Apo Whang-od (Print)
With my western education, I first thought that history could only be exchanged in written text, spoken word, and recorded image. The main figure of this art piece is Apo Whang-od, a close to a century year old artist who keeps the tattooing culture of her people alive. With this art piece I want to honour her, and make others aware of what she represents.
The truth will set you free (Print)
This is an elaborate piece created after teaching a workshop for the Kapisanan Centre. After teaching the workshop, I realized that there was too much that I didn't know. This art piece includes inspiration from the Boxer Codex, Jacob H. Smith, and James H. Blount
Options Options (Print)
Some artists find it difficult to be creative when you have so many “other things” going on in your life. In my case, I was not painting (for myself) for almost 8 years. To honour the many students I have taught, and my many nieces and nephews, I created this art piece. It incorporates the contemporary style that first drew me to creating art when I was young.
Lola and Child (Print)
In the Filipino culture, a Lola (Grandmother) plays a central role. They are providers, caregivers, chefs, and rocks. I would argue to say that they are the backbone of most families. While riding on the TTC by St. Clair West station I was able to see a grandchild feed his Lola. It was double special because he was eating a chocolate bar. He took a few bites, but before he finished, he knew he had to share some with his Lola.
A Safe Ride Home (Print)
The TTC attracts a plethora of lovely moments. By trade, I am an educator, and the after school commute can be quite cumbersome after a long day. One day on the way back to my neighborhood in Jane and Finch, I saw a mother fall asleep at the front of the bus. Her young kids just patiently waited for her to wake up. No fuss, or plea for attention, they just sat there and let her get some rest. I thought it was a moment worth capturing.
The Tattooed Man (Print)
You never know who you’ll meet in Toronto. The art of tattooing is a sacred, yet forgotten component to Visayan culture on the Philippine Islands. My family has always been interested in the practice but it is quite difficult getting first hand information. One day, at Wilson station, a gentleman came on whose loose shirt revealed a body decorated in tattoos. Our train was delayed so I worked up the courage to talk to him. I asked if I could take a picture of him, and he gently refused. This piece is inspired by our conversation. It’s a memory that I would not like to forget