Thursday, September 29, 2011

artsy life

hero paintings

Codename: Nestat

dateline: south of Manila , Quezon city

it was monday...

got no duty..

cellphone, tv and yes internet Lords the day of urban protocol...but i have other thing in mind. To paint the wholeday for a big portrait long over due for a non-artsy September.

evening.... whirling wind alternate the sms msge from my Dad texting all the from Davao, warning as the landfall of a typhoon name Pedring.

Tuesday dawn:

hissing wind and hard bristle intrudes my window with real gusty strength that will alarm sleepy soul.

my painting is half done and need polishing.

My mobile radio describes images of the typhoon pouring several feet of rain on suburbs and cities shows people barely head above water as dams flow over and flood entire towns. These happens as new hues and creative shades mixed into my color pallete in augur of controlled pigment.

Into the city, some take a major risk trying to escape the devastation by walking over power lines during the relentless rain fall accompanied by very strong winds.

Officials have stated that at least one individual has lost his life in the storm and fear that more bodies will be found when the rising waters subside.

For some sanguine reason or madness my obra takes better shape like a fighter pummeled and roaring to good finished.

The national weather agency Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services (Pagasa) says Pedring is located 100 kilometers east of Baguio City, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph and with gustiness of 150, moving at 19 kph.

Post meridien am done and so was Nestat leaving dozens of dead.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I AM...

Dear friends and foes,

I used the pen name "Saigon" way back in college in some odd moniker to being anti establishment, nationalist and survivor.Harboring ambitions for a voice, actively used as inner language and covert sign of personal and political retrospect to the radiant spirit that it represent to a small nation victory of its revolutionary heroism against the two mighty forces of imperial America and the shroud of communism. I well identified my struggles on the same path in real life politics and preservation of own identity.

Not counting the endearing "Pareng ED" tag, there were some num de plume I had on my literary adventure too, such as G.O. Lagat, ..and some years back a virtual nom de guerre JAMES TANYU each pseudonym were taken on different purpose it need to valorize or hide including regionalistic stereotyped alias KABAYAN. Nevertheless "Saigon" continued to compell its polar opposites to what they have know to commercialized musicale and face of worldwide refugees or boat people including the night bar of girlie entertainment I visited near Kamuning during the 1980s(sic).

After more than two 2 decades now I finally find peace to commune in this mask that some perverse it to be "enslaving, mongrel, decadent" stigma.It now represent a new strain of my being on every blazing my advocacy of the education-divide spectrum, aesthetic freedom and bliss of my own journey to personal hapiness.

My Christian name days are numbered but I will remain to carry this handle as allonym to being your friend and comrade for life.

Yours truly,

Ed DeCastro aka SAIGON

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jakarta vacation

Enjoying the vacation so far , and done with two paintings until i stumbled with a very goos site that showcase artist works and can earn online!
please visit this link..