[Coffee on Canvas | 22″ x 28″]
This painting is dedicated to all Filipinos in the diaspora. A tribute to those who thirst for our ancestry and struggle to preserve our roots, embracing our very own culture while immersed in another.
This is also for all Filipinas all over the world. This is us. “TAYO” ito!
We are warriors, we are heroes…
Scarred but beautiful. Beautiful but humble.
Humble but fierce. Fierce but submissive.
Submissive but independent. Independent but fragile.
Fragile but brave. Brave but sensitive.
Sensitive but strong. Strong but gentle, and nurturing…
~ Clarisse Pastor-Medina
Collab work with/ and credits to: Rex “Mandirigma” Gatdula of Tatak ng Apat na Alon Tribe, Canberra Australia Chapter for the custom leg tribal tattoo design he made specifically for me and my own journey. It is definitely a keeper!
With all due respect to Rex, my tatt artist, and to my beloved ancestors, please do not copy. I’m sure you also have your own beautiful and meaningful journey. Salamat po ng maraming marami!