'The Backyard'

Year: 1995
Size: 21 1/2 x 28 1/4
Medium: Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Like 'Zamora Vendors', this pen & ink work employs shades of color but added with a third visual element of sedimental wash. This piece is an intimate rendition of the artist's parent's home in Mindanao and whose backyard is now ravaged by time. The familiar setting used to be a playground, garden and, with parents passing away, the scene appears in desolate abandon. What remains are roaming ducks, untended plants and a worn out lavatory being backdropped with a firewall.