Luscious Palm Leaves

 PROJECTS

ART OF KALI

2017 - Ongoing

Behind the scenes and artist reflections on the making of olisi

 

Take a look behind selected works, their meanings, and the journey in personalising the designs.

Art of Kali

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Art of Kali - Raymond Floro Fighting Systems

Art of Kali - Raymond Floro Fighting Systems

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Art of Kali - Sampaguita

Art of Kali - Sampaguita

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Art of Kali - Manong Eric Olavides 'Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO'

Art of Kali - Manong Eric Olavides 'Eskrima De Campo JDC-IO'

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FMA OCEANS

April - June 2021

 

FMA practitioners around the world sharing the relevance of training by the ocean

The ocean is a frontier between humans and the environmental space. It is a place of negotiation with natural elements. There is an aesthetic and moral interaction that takes place where the artist performs with natures surfaces not altering its state but flowing with the sound and sight of water. And nature supports this artistic expression as a participating co-agent. Yet nature is fearfully sublime and unpredictable therefore the artists train on natures terms as it interacts through resistance and receptivity. The effects of wind, temperamental waters, shifting sands, shells, rocks, and slippery surfaces all remind us of our own strength and fragility in the face of natures energy.

Training by the ocean is unique to FMA and is embedded in FMA culture and Filipino history. I've asked a few people to share their thoughts and how this relates to them today and its significance to their training.

THE SWORD OF
ILUSTRISIMO

November  2021 - Ongoing

 

A reflective journal of my personal favourite FMA system Kalis Ilustrisimo

 

The KI Journal is aimed at exploring the lessons I've learned about Antonio Ilustrisimo's system. It emphasises personal thoughts, achievements, people encounters, struggles, and secrets I've stumbled across along the way. The journal is hand made, hand written from the first person perspective, with accompanying illustrations and diagrams. The purpose is to be intimate and private with a focus on introspective reflective and reflexive writing. Selected samples from the journal will be made available in electronic form at completion.