“I had to go over Cirilo Bautista’s words a good few times. His words were difficult to interpret any other way so i opted to take them literally, on a visual basis. My work is almost like doing editorial cartooning. As it’s already poetry, illustrating them seemed pretty laid out for me.”

“I want the viewers to see in my work the attempt to condense Cirilo’s complex phrasing into simple illustrations, an attempt to give light, color, and maybe humour to the otherwise dark and gloomy tone of his poetry.

“At times it was challenging and difficult for me to figure out what or who he was referring to or what he meant. The opportunity
of this project was that it gave me good mental exercises. For my tools, I used acrylic inks for my illustrations and a quill for the lines. Then I brushed in the colors.