12 x 12 inches
Mixed media

We all yearn for independence‚ that potent feeling of taking on the world on our own. But after fulfilling ambitions and achievements, we also long to go home to what is familiar and settle down. In the Philippines, the new generation can look forward to a beautiful future, facing it with confidence and without fear. The transition from childhood to adulthood becomes an exciting journey. Lolos and lolas relish time with their children and grandchildren and vice versa. Because here in the Philippines, family is everything, and we take comfort in knowing that life is simplest pleasures are the ones provided by home.

This is my collaboration with photographer Gabby Cantero for Young Star Philippines’ 16th Anniversary Exhibit last April 13, 2012. The exhibit’s theme followed the 2012 Philippine Tourism campaign It’s More Fun in the Philippines.