This body of work investigates an existential inquiry of living as a Catholic Homosexual. It is informed by the imagery, theatrics and opulent rituals experienced while growing up engulfed in a Filipino Roman Catholic culture.
This branch of the larger series, Noli Me Tangere, scrutinizes the idea of the Catholic guilt. It employs the feelings of shame, embarrassment, disgrace, self-condemnation and sorrow.
Instructed by the rich and complex history of Filipino traditional dress, Liwayway serves as portraiture of the artist’s family through garments. The works embed stories and memories into fibers of traditional silhouettes and adornments while examining the effects of colonialism and immingration on the Filipino subconscious.
The Natural Rubber Series is an exploration of imagery that brings to the foreground issues of contraception methods in the modern world. The photographs question the ethical and the natural, the positive and the negatives, and the vulgar and the beautiful.
Using the Seven Deadly Sins as a point of departure for this photographic series, the artist has created a set of images that both represent each sin and delve deeper into the human imperfections we all possess.