Prinsesa is magnificence. She is unafraid, confident enough in her power to pretend to such vulnerability as sleep, even when she may be seen by strangers; certain enough to remain untouched by storm. She is potential about to blossom and establish its dominion over all.
(She is well-read, too. Look: she fell asleep reading, even. Probably just after having a snack. Like me, she nibbles while reading.)
She is sun and blood and untetherable radiance. She is aswang.
The original of this piece was rendered in watercolor and ink. "Prinsesa" is part of a series focusing on Philippine mythology and folklore -- but reimagined, queered, transformed.
Filipina visual artist and calligrapher working in traditional media: ink, watercolor, gouache.
My art tells the stories of women, monsters, cities, fire.
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