Aurora Series: "What A Leaf Told Me" feat. Isabella F

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Aurora Series: "What A Leaf Told Me" feat. Isabella F

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Title: What a Leaf Told Me

Artist: Demetrio Dela Cruz

Created: Philippines 2014

Location: Center for Art, New Ventures & Sustainable Development, Philippines


This piece was one of several pieces in a series called Transparencies. Each of the pieces in this series had a center object, surrounded by layers of additional objects. In this case, the center object was the young boy and his ecstatic expression, and the additional layers were the leaves and the vibrant colors. Little background information is given for this piece, since it was a part of a series, but more importantly because this painting is up for interpretation, and what it causes within viewers. Dela Cruz said this painting represents a young child in the fields in the Philippines. Cruz shares how the main motives for this series were to describe the transiency of beauty, the impact of commerce on beauty and the impact of commerce on the youth. Cruz was born in Manila, to a farmer father and a vegetable vendor mother.

Aurora showcases the never-ending, always-changing power of art and its ability to influence generations across time. The portraits in Aurora, by local photographers Ike and Tash, feature 19 young people from all over the South Sound. These portraits highlight youth as the subjects of remixed and reimagined versions of well-known works of art. The show empowers youth to see themselves in new ways and inspires young people to connect with works of art from other times and places.

Awakening. Genesis. Creation.

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