THE MOCKINGBIRD’S CHILDREN.
One of the one-hour drawings I’ve been doing, available for purchasing by you right here. All the ones thus far are here. This one took a good bit longer than an hour, but it was for my bro Steven Gettis at Hey Oscar Wilde--he collects literary-themed pinups from cartoonists and illustrators. I put some extra mensch-minutes into it.
If I could wear a chair
I am a fan of Kenneth Cobonpue. I can’t afford any of his pieces YET (I do have plans of becoming a millionaire) but I’ve seen his work on media and they are amazing. I especially love how they reflect Filipino culture. Kenneth’s works are influenced by everyday Filipino life like the bangka (small boat), the lambat (fishing net) and everything else Filipino. He also uses indigenous materials to make his furniture.
In an interview on Boy Abunda’s The Bottomline he shared a story about how his collection was received abroad. Initially, people had misgivings about buying expensive furniture that was Filipino made. They often asked: “Why is this so expensive when it’s Filipino made?” Kenneth Cobonpue responded by saying: “Why? Is an Italian mind worth more than a Filipino’s?”. PAAAK! If it were a question and answer portion in the Ms. Universe pageant, Kenneth Cobonpue would have won. What he said in that interview really impressed me and that made me an even bigger fan of his work. Just because we come from a poor country doesn’t mean we can’t come up with quality products. We are just as talented and as brilliant as people who live in developed countries.
One of the most popular pieces he has (well, apart from the Voyage, the bed Brangelina bought) is the bloom chair:
I’ve seen it on KrisTV and The Bottomline and it’s just one beautiful chair. I love it.
I would wear it if I could. And it would look something like this:
I’m still working on my sketches, I can’t draw hands or legs.HAHA
I would wear this dress with this pair of shoes:
I would not mind looking like a walking flower as long as I do not look like this: