We are resilient. We rise from the ashes of poverty and face tomorrow with HOPE!
This feels like a prequel to a piece I made for “Your Heart Today: Ninoy and Cory In Art”, a joint project by Ortigas Foundation, Inc., Ninoy and Cory Aquino Foundation and Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (Ang I.n.K.) which will exhibit artwork renditions of select writings of Ninoy and Cory Aquino. The exhibit will be on view from August 3, 2011 to September 3, 2011 at the Ortigas Foundation Library, 2nd Floor Ortigas Building (Ortigas corner Meralco Ave.).
My piece for the exhibit entitled “Heroism Unleashed” was inspired from a quote from Essential Cory Aquino: Sustaining Stewardship of People Power:
“We need to focus on helping the individual recover his or her sense of dignity and self-worth. In other words, before we can realize strength in numbers, we must first unlock the full human potential of every Filipino trapped in the debilitating culture of poverty. Empowering the individual is akin to unleashing the nuclear energy in an atom—ultimately it energizes the entire community.”
Here’s a preview, but you’ll have to visit the exhibit to view the whole along with the other exceptional artworks of Ang I.n.K. members.