The Filipino in Me - Insights into Living Heritage
Entry by Ignacio "Mogi" Mogado. Markham, Ontario
Philippine Butterflies and Flowers series
Romanzovia Swallowtail and Honeysuckle
Rice Paper and Scarlet Bush
Blue-blackwing Swallowtail and Double Hydrangea
Blackwing Swallowtail and Asian Lily
Home by the River as the Sun Sets in Countryside Philippines
Coming Home After a Hard Day's Work and Sunset in Countryside Philippines
Blessed Virgin Mary Shrine on a Rock in Boracay Beach
Vintas on a Breezy Bay
Artist's Statement on Works
Beauties that once took my breath away - is my best description for this group of paintings.
With butterflies and flowers, they are pure joy to behold. Early in life I was taught to love them, to stop me from chasing butterflies and cutting flowers from the neighbour's yard. All those years I never could not get enough of them, until I put them down on canvas. Now I can sit back and stare, and relish wow moments from those little boy me days. Same thing with the landscapes. Recurring themes of God's beautiful country in our homeland - simple life in the waysides represented in the iconic bahay kubo, spectacular sunsets, water playgrounds, etc. - uniquely Filipiniana that are imprinted in our hearts and minds. I never could outgrow my love for them. It is my pleasure to share this sampling of nostalgia to fellow expatriates, and to all others, why not visit our beautiful Philippines.
Ignacio "Mogi" Mogado, Self-taught Artist/Sculptor
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