I haven’t had time to shoot anything outfit-related as I’ve somewhat become tangled in the world of fashion design, illustration and journalism. That’s why I’ve been doing a lot of inspiration posts lately. Well, my blog was never exclusive to ootd’s anyway!
Those who have been following my blog since my Tumblr days would probably know that I have a Fine Arts background (excelling mostly in watercolor; sometimes pencils and pen and ink). I studied Advertising Arts before shifting to Clothing Technology. In hindsight, everything I do now whether designing, styling or doing graphics, I learned through those art classes which taught me the fundamentals. Those lessons are timeless and are relevant in anything visual I do.
My job requires me to be creative almost 24/7, but I’m only human – there are days when I lack ideas or motivation. So what do I do when that happens? I visit interesting places where I can get inspired! There are dozens of places to visit in Manila, but I opted to go all the way to Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo which I had always wanted to visit. And I’m so glad I went there with like-minded, creative people!
Pinto is such a beautiful place to spend a day learning and appreciating artworks by Filipinos. Imagine several
striking paintings, sculptures and installations of various sizes, and even the surroundings outside the galleries
are so artistically maintained (I’ll be doing a separate post on this). I think it’s an excellent exhibition even for non-art enthusiasts because as you explore this very huge vicinity, see each and every artwork and know the meanings behind them, you will, without a doubt, learn how to appreciate true art.
The photos above are some of my favorite works. Some are advocacies, some are homages, some are parodies, some are responses, and a few seem to function as all of the above. Of course I don’t want to talk about each artwork as it’s going to take me forever so I suggest that you visit the museum and soak in the atmosphere and culture yourself. It will be worth it, I promise!