Tuesday, February 10, 2009

THE STARS AND ME

This is a bit, well, late. The Star Thrower exhibit of Liza Flores was last year. And I just realized there were some pictures from that exhibit that I want to show here. One of them is what I call "The Wall of Stars".

See those stars on the picture above? I cut them out the night before I had them tacked on the wall for Liza's exhibit. I was so amused by them that I find myself still cutting some more stars months after I did it. Wala lang.

Flosie (my cousin's best friend who shacked up in my apartment for a few weeks) caught me doing these stars that hot and humid night and she kept on laughing. I asked why and she said, "Ko-yah Dan, it's so weird seeing you hunched over there with your shirt off, sweaty, looking like a big bouncer and making those glittery stars! Teehihihihi..."

Hmmm, annoying, but I still like these stars.

The second picture are of Liza's paintings. They are huge works on paper. When they got exhibited at the gallery, they had to put beams underneath to support the frames.

The detail that I love most about her works... the stars glow. Yeah, literally. flick off the switch and those stars light up like magic. Of course, it helps that she used glow-in-the-dark paint to make them.

The images of her paintings will be appearing soon in March in the book CANVAS EARTH TALES - 3 ECOFABLES FOR CHILDREN designed by yours truly. Watch out for it! (and yes, I am proudly promoting it)


The third picture is, well... me.

I stole these pictures from Liza's site and when I saw this last one, I was like, "Isdatmee?" This is actually the first time I actually like a picture of me. Is it because I tucked in my midsection properly by leaning a bit forward? Or was it because I had such a relaxing time cutting the stars the night before? Whichever it was, I am glad I saw this and the other two above in her site.

Now, I look human. Arf! Arf! Arf!:-)

12 comments:

Björnik said...

Naks, ala superstar ang pose! Congrats nga pala sa bagong obra mo.:)

palma tayona said...

@ Bjornik: And I finally don't look big and threatening in a picture. nyehehe...

Michael O'Connell said...

palma… your dedication to your work and the work itself is always so inspirational… work has kept me very busy… but i have found time to tag you… head on over to my site…

Anonymous said...

i love stars....by the way, u look great...

j

Ebb Tide said...

Wow! Isdat-u? Good to see you. Guwapo yata tayo dito. May these stars bring you more luck in your art career.

palma tayona said...

@ micheal: i saw your tag. thanks a lot man! :-)

palma tayona said...

@ J: hehehe, love them stars too. :-) thank you

palma tayona said...

@ Ebb: hahaha, eeteesmee... nakapag-ahit lang at nag-exhale nang husto nung kinuha yung pic na yan. hahahaha....

Bella Sinclair said...

Hehehe, I can just picture you, all covered in glitter from making those stars. And what wonderful stars, too, I might add. Her works are really gorgeous, and I like how BIG they are!

You know, come to think of it, a lot of your posts DO involve food or restaurants in some way. I just realized that. :DDDD

You're a good looking guy. I wouldn't imagine it would be hard for you to find a date!

Oh, and so sorry to bring back sad memories from that song. She must have been a wonderful person.

palma tayona said...

@ bella: oh yeah. love those big works of liza. and yeah, i was covered in glitter... very broadway-ish.

hehehe, hmmm, i never realized that i've had a lot of posts involving restaurants lately.

argh... i am still dateless on valentine's. i might end up inviting stray cats from the street and cook them dinner. (or worse, have THEM for dinner. cruel, i know.)

and uhm... she was a good friend who simply died too early. sigh...

nutart said...

ang guwapo mo sa litratong ito, a! hindi ka pudgy looking (honest ako dito) nice lighting :-) kasi. puwera dagok!

palma tayona said...

@ nutart: korek! hindi ko nakalimutan mag-exhale on this picture. hahahaha!!