“Just like Cirilo’s writing, I want to give my readers room for their own interpretation. At the same time, I aspire to create art that will complement his masterful literature.
I decided to make a zhe zhi or folded paper of a baro’t-saya to be able to incorporate my own style. Cirilo stated how our culture has evolved throughout the ages.
We can no longer consider it as purely Spanish or Filipino but a fusion
of all the cultures that influenced us. The current national costume
that we have is indeed a product of that past.”

Winna Go is a contemporary Chinese-Filipino visual artist. She is known for her large-scale realist paintings, focused on the cheongsam or the Chinese dresses,
which depict her racial identity, roots, and sentiments.

Go has joined and received recognition in several national competitions. She was semi-finalist in the 2018 Metrobank Art and Design Excellence Competition, finalist in the 2018 Shell National Student Art Competition, and won in the 2018 Philippine Art Awards Competition, the youngest winner in the history of the competition. Go wants to represent her Chinese-Filipino culture through the utilization of mixed media platforms.