IA#9: Deriving Meaning
These photos taken by Romina Diaz depicts the condition of children from the lowest of the low class family. It shows how these homeless children bend their bodies just to fit themselves on the small pieces of cartons they got from the streets. What came up to my mind when I first saw these photos was the line “Kapag maliit ang kumot, matutong mamaluktot.”
EDSA is one of the places where high number of cars pass by everyday. This was considered as a no ordinary street art because as Boysen claims, the paint used in the art would eliminate nitrous oxide and nitrogen dioxide from the air it gets contact with. Which is why, it is a good place to place the art. Moreover, EDSA is also a place with a high number of commuters and motorists that get stocked (due to heavy traffic) and pass by. The art serves as an attention catcher to them as it, as what Jose Tence Ruiz, one of the Project EDSA team, defined his work, gives an interplay of harmonious tangent motifs: the ordered chaos of natural evolution, and logical unfolding of mechanical process. For me, as non-art student, it means environmental shoutout to fight against pollution.
This work by Nestor Leynes depicts the average Filipino mothers who take care of their babies. I knew it because the mother wears a duster, which is a very common outfit for Filipino mothers, and the baby is laid in a duyan with a sapin and a lampin that lies on the string. It also shows how Filipino mothers would do this everyday, watch their babies as they swing them in a duyan until they fall asleep.