“I thought early on not to directly interpret Cirilo Bautista’s poems by translating the lines literally into two-dimensional artworks. I decided
not to lift the contained images in the poems and land them as compositional elements in the artworks. I wanted to have my own intimate interpretation through my understanding of his poetry by writing poems out of this interpretation and in turn, use these to
explore and develop the artworks. Cirilo Baustista’s poems acted
as the grandfather to the artworks.”

NEL BANAAG

I am Nel Banaag, provoking in art, design and architecture.

Art, architecture, design, sculpture, etc. that is grounded on exploration and discovery continually fluctuates, beating here and there to blaze trails where new horizons may open up. Some veins that I have long before mined I re-discover and probe again into where the depths prod me on as newer expanse unfolds to the more primordial and more elemental – a grain of sand, a blade of grass, the impalpable span of all the breath, from all heights to all depths and the invisible sheen of exuberance, the birthing fire, core of infinities.
I pursue art, architecture, sculpture and design as an unbounded realm through predicated speculation to bring out articulated images, forms, objects and spaces as defined by the experience of it and within it.