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Bakunawa

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  • Bakunawa
    An exclusive limited edition print at The Few Gallery
  • The Few Gallery emailed me last month and asked me to create a piece for them. The Few Gallery is an online boutique offering unique limited edition art prints by most exciting graphic artists & illustrators, from all over the globe. The print will be exclusively available at the The Few Gallery Store. Other artists who have works in the site are Adhemas Batista, Brand Nu, Malota etc.

    About The Work
    The piece is based on one of our local dieties called The Bakunawa. It's a serpent/dragon that eats up the moon at night time. Our ancestors believed that the Bakunawa is the cause of eclipses. To scare the Bakunawa into spitting out the moon back into the skies, ancient Filipinos would make noise with pans and pots.

    To make the scene more cinematic and epic, I included one Pintado (aTattooed Native) and have him strike the first noise/note. At the background you can see the lights of the houses starting to flicker...

    ...In a few minutes the whole valley will be filled with men and women making noise...

     You may buy the print here.