Thursday, July 17, 2014

A little piece of my mind.

From the words of Ernst Fischer, “In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it.” I took time to ponder on its meaning. However, as I think deeper and deeper, it gets all the more confusing and hard to fathom.

What I got from this though is that art has two functions, it can be a reflection of what is the current state of society or it may be an agent of change.

Let me explain further.

 First, art as a reflection of the current state of society. A normal person goes through life with their routinary tasks. An artist on the other hand reflects. They see things differently. They perceive things on a different plane. They could see beauty in the most obscure and unexpected. They see different in what’s usual and routine. They perceive something extravagant in the simple and plain. The point is that the artist has the ability to depict the society he is in with much exaggeration and clarity. It is no vivid that no one can deny that such a thing exists. It is so imaginable that it is unimaginable that it is really there. I admire the work of a local artist. He was very much condemned to a point that even the priests condemned him saying he was of the devil but I think it was just totally misunderstood. Yes, I was offended by his works at first but to look at it at a different perspective helped me see what is really going on. It was graphically represented to be a worship of things, of many gods. From then, I highly respect his work which caused a stir because it is what’s happening which reminds me of this quote by Suzi Gablik, artist, art critic and historian,  "For art to be relevant, artists must address the social and spiritual issues of our time. Our own cultural system is so pervasive that we tend to mistake its attitudes, practices and beliefs as a fact of life, the way things necessarily are.”

This brings me to my second point, art as an agent of change. Art is so expressive that one is able to shift things to a different point of view. If things of the present are presented in an artwork that would somehow lift the morale of society, I think it would inspire people to achieve such aspiration. An artist is somehow able to transcend into his artwork what his aspirations, goals and dreams are. It is also a way of being able to remind one of the power of imagination and dreaming. I think the way that we are asked to draw who we want to be in the future when we were much younger was beautifully planned to help us see that. If we apply that to our now, then it helps us to work on that goal, to change our current state and be better people.

I think Ernst Fischer is helping us see that art do not just visually please people by the beautiful pieces that are created by skillful hands and creative minds. It is also to help us think and ponder and understand what we need to do in order to be better. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

rocker chic

heart the rain.

here in the Philippines, it has been raining so hard causing a lot of damages especially to those people living near the rivers and the mountains. there had been reports that a lot of people died. Let us help pray for their souls and for the souls of the families they left behind. 

Anyways, the storms has left us already but minor rainshowers and drizzles has been all over the place but i don't mind them. i love them. 

which reminds me of a song, Laughter in the Rain. it is just amazing to stay indoors and i guess that's the reason i can't get my butt up and do what needs to be done. 

Sorry! :P

Friday, August 12, 2011

wallows of my soul

I just hate myself. I'm not really this way but I feel like I need a break.

When I'm with my family or friends, they don't seem to see me or if I talk, I don't seem to fit in. It feels like I really don't belong and it hurts. My brother doesn't seem to like me at all even though we've been together for our whole lives now. It feels like I live in a real different world where rules are different and they don't understand me. It really breaks my heart to see that I am not part of them even though I do my best to become even the tiniest part to just see that I'm important.

I am just a stranger.

I belong to no one.

I am no one.

and...I will never be someone.

I am nothing but a speck of dust to disappear into thin air, worthless and unimportant.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

me first one

me first one

me first one by lefreek featuring dior homme shoes

this was the first one i made through I thought it was kinda cool to have these kinda stuff. 

Monday, August 8, 2011



gLamrock by lefreek featuring high heel shoes

This is my posting in Polyvore. Tell me if it's good or not or what things shouldn't be in there. I know that I placed a lot of jewelry in it but those are just options.

Tell me what you think! 

my dilemma

I am currently working as a stylist for a boutique here in Cebu. That's Salad Dressing in SM City-Cebu.

With this, we are creating a show for September which includes a fashion show to feature all models to be styled by me through the clothes available in Salad Dressing.

I am now pressured because there are two groups that are vying for the position to take control of the show. I have the upper hand right now since we are currently in good terms with the client but the other group is more organized and all. They have raw talents but do not have enough skill. I guess I have the upper hand after all but I'm still afraid that I might lose this big event. This might give me a big break into the events organizing industry if I get this and might do away with events organizing before going to my passion which is fashion designing.

I just hope and pray for the best to happen.

Pray for me, people! :((((((((((((((((((