Cirilo Domine

still. here now.here is an ongoing project with calligraphy as a meditative performance and movement while opening up the possibilities of language.
While teaching English in Japan, I noticed my students wrote words in their phonetic equivalent to help in their pronounciation.  But in the process, visually, the words stretched, becoming blunt rather than sharp, or overlap with words that have different meanings creating a play on words or creating new words all together. It is similar to the tactics of queers in the Phillipines, who manipulate English into subversive, rhapsodic riffs, creating an all-together alien patois while being contemporary and constantly changing.

still.here now.here
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
now. here (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
9.5 x 9"
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
now.here (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
8.5"x9"
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
hear.now (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
8.5"x9"
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
here.now (tea bowl)
2017
Wax resisted and white, glazed black pottery
8.5" x 9"
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here handmade paper and walnut ink
still.here
2018
handmade paper and walnut ink
10"x10" each sheet. Size of installation is variable.
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Handmade paper and walnut ink.
still.here (detail)
2018
Handmade paper and walnut ink.
10"x10" each sheet. Size of installation is variable
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Handmade paper and walnut ink.
still.here
2017
Handmade paper and walnut ink.
10"x10" each sheet. Size of installation variable
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here
still.here (detail)
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here
still.here (detail)
2017
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here
still.here (detail)
2017
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink.
now.here
2017
Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink.
10"x10" each sheet
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink.
now.here (detail)
2017
Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink.
10"x10" each sheet
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink
now.here (detail)
2017
Handmade paper and cochineal/beet juice ink
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here handmade paper and
now.here
2017
handmade paper and
10"x10" each sheet
Cirilo Domine still.here  now.here
now.here (detail)