The point of it

Raymund Fernandez 02/20/2018

In judging any person’s success, especially one’s own, one ought use for reference how one defines the point of all this. There is always the question of meaning. The same question of meaning one applies in the…

Love, as ever still

Raymund Fernandez 02/13/2018

No matter what, there will still be love. And more of it would there be the more difficult times become since we live in a world ruled by mad and greedy men. And since time, thus, becomes…

20 years forward

Raymund Fernandez 02/06/2018

Artists and designers ought seriously consider the archival qualities of their works. The archival qualities of the medium or material are only the first considerations. Certain media and materials last hundreds of years. But the idea of…

‘Sugbuanon Realism’

Raymund Fernandez 01/30/2018

The good news is that we can now actually see local movements in the world of Sugbuanon art: There is an emerging contemporary art movement expressing itself in “Street Art” and its extensions; There is an Abstract…

A dog eat dog future

Raymund Fernandez 01/23/2018

After you have lived long enough you begin to detect cycles in the years of history. Consider how the reign of Marcos and his Martial Law began in 1972. It took 14 years before this reign was…

Love in our time

Raymund Fernandez 01/16/2018

Today, I woke up to an incurable urge to write about love. Love like an ear worm sounding like that nursery tune “Three Blind Mice.” Love like a cartoon show. Love in its least fashionable sense. For…

Human rights in the Age of Pop Culture

Raymund Fernandez 01/09/2018

Since 1967, we have come into the age of Popular Culture. This claim comes from the quaint perspective of a painter. 1967 was when Pop artist Andy Warhol caused the making of the painting “Brillo Box.” This…

Coming out

Raymund Fernandez 01/02/2018

Intent, purpose, attentiveness; these are nice words to describe particular states of being. I would be tempted to dwell on those things to begin the new year if it were not the case that what I really…

Misa de Gallo and hilot

Raymund Fernandez 12/19/2017

Tuesday morning, I felt a desire to attend Misa de Gallo. This came perhaps out of a sense of nostalgia since it has been ages since I attended this early morning Mass. But this was something I…

Human rights

Raymund Fernandez 12/12/2017

We are all guided by the law of inertia. An object at rest remains at rest, an object in motion remains in motion unless or until an outside force acts on it. This is as true with…

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