"Made in the Philippines" by Felix Fojas
--after my work "Spratly"
Felix Fojas is an award-winning, internationally-published writer and co-host of Pinoy Poets Circle, a literary website. With a BA in English and Comparative Literature and MA in Linguistics and Literature, he has two poetry collections: Port of Entry (1985) and Confabulations (1990). He is a member of the Academy of American Poets, Philippine Literary Arts Council and P.E.N. International. His poems have appeared in Paris/Atlantic Journal, Evergreen Review, Anthology Magazine, and Writers' Journal. He lives in Canoga Park, CA.
*Deeply humbled by this piece of poetry about my work
My creative processes include:
Wallowing in complete silence
Most works that I make aren't usually completed until I've come to a state of peace with it. It's just a feeling you get but sometimes you have to break that. Most of the time I'm working on 2-3 pieces.
"They have no idea what it is like to lose home at the risk of never finding home again, have your entire life split between two lands and become the bridge between two countries." — Rupi Kaur, Milk & Honey
I'm posting this exclusively on my website blog instead of my social media as a form of incentive for the ones who go here. This is a piece I will be showing for GIVE PROPS show to celebrate art/music on Record Store Day. I decided to sneak in some Houston history regarding Joe Campos Torres.
Check out this short interview with the Aftab Committee
So excited to be part of this!
Filipino American Artist Directory, in collaboration with Isabel Manalo of The Studio Visit, is having our first exhibition in Washington D.C. next month! This will also be the official launch party for our recent publication.
We are pleased to feature:
Kimberley Acebo Arteche
Artof Ulysses Duterte
Alvin Pagdanganan Gregorio
Rea Lynn de Guzman
Janna Añonuevo Langholz
Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza
Maia Cruz Palileo
Yumi Janairo Roth
Melanie Gritza de Villar
Hope to see you there!
Image: Yumi Janairo Roth, "Meta Mapa: Bronx (chicken coop), 2008.