Papayas and rolling the dice.
Acrylic on canvas
January 10, 2014
Just signed my second painting for the year, yay. This one’s a visual commentary on food and diet.
After years of eating “healthy food”, I’ve realized that eating is, above all else, a social activity. I’ve felt the isolating effects of being a health nut — friends and family would either fawn over me to make sure there was something vegan in the menu, or they would just avoid inviting me to food-related activities, which surprisingly covered almost all social engagements: meals, meeting up for coffee, drinks or dessert. I was the one who needed special care, and it became tedious, not just for them but for myself as well. In the end, I began questioning why I was putting so much effort into being healthy, so I settled for balance: I now eat everything, but in moderation. At the end of the day, we can take care of ourselves all we want — whether for health security or vanity — but there are still no assurances that things will turn out the way we want. We still roll the dice everyday.
Adaptation of Manansala’s Mangga at Papaya using analogous colors. I chose the range from red violet to blue green.
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Work in progress:
Was such a struggle to do! Cubism is no joke to copy. 😛