The Calm before the Storm

So its been more than a few months since I checked in here at my blog. The last time I wrote, I was stressing out over the move from Lowell to Munich and not being able to find a place. Since then we have settled quite nicely into our new 3 room apartment. Its in a nice old house from the turn of the century…I wish I could show you photos but some things must remain private. I am just happy to be surrounded by lush trees and be a stone’s throw away from what is practically paradise —our beautiful river, Isar. We love hiking along the river just as the hour is about to turn blue and most people have already left… nothing like the still beauty of nature without other people around.

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I am very grateful to be back in our beautiful Munich and that we have the whole move behind us. Now that my workspace is set up and running, I’ve been quietly finishing off around 15 paintings (mostly small to medium and one large one). As luck would have it, a wonderful collective of women artists invited me to join them at Stroke Art Fair, which is just around the corner …So I will be showing my new pieces there…hopefully I sell a few too! The pieces are all about a moment in time during childhood. Well actually, the very clear feeling of that instance in my past was the inspiration for these pieces…When I was a child, I lived in an enclosed family compound somewhere in Manila. I was really just a toddler, but I clearly remember the feeling of always wanting to run outside in the cool of night to play in my grandmother’s garden (which consisted mainly of potted roses placed side by side on a stone courtyard). Nights when the moon was full were my most favourite evenings because the moon gifted me with a beautiful silvery light and it was as if she followed me with every step I took. It is that feeling of discovery and enchantment which I tried to capture in my most recent body of work. Well enough back story 🙂
The collective I’ve recently joined is called Triptych. It was founded by Brigitte Pruchnow and includes Michaela Wühr, Petra Beeking and Andrea Epstein and now, me. They formed several years ago and showed at a number of fairs and this is the first year I will be joining them at Stroke Art Fair so I look forward to working closer with them. If you are in Munich between October 4 and 8, I hope you can drop by and say hello.

more info:
STROKE MUNICH 2017
ZÜNDAPPHALLE
Werksviertel
Grafinger Str. 6
81671 München

Wednesday, 4. Oktober 7 pm – 9 pm
Thursday, 5. Oktober  noon – 9 pm
Friday, 6. Oktober noon – 9 pm
Saturday, 7. Oktober noon – 9 pm
Sunday, 8. Oktober noon – 6 pm

Adults 12 EUR
Students/Seniors 10 EUR
4 Day pass 18 EUR
Children under 16 Free

Tickets available at the location during opening hours.

 

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