Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Prisoner's Mother and Child

Mother and Child by Rodrigo Addu, originally uploaded by Em Dy.

This painting is not by me but by Rodrigo Addu, a prisoner serving 3 counts of reclusio perpetua. His painting is but one of the many artwork on display at the Marian Exhibit at Shangri-La Plaza which I had the opportunity to see yesterday. Aside from the prisoners' artwork which are for sale, religious art are also on display, most of them antiques and just for show. The event is a joint undertaking of Radio Veritas and Caritas Restorative Justice Ministry which aims to uplift the lives of prisoners. It runs from October 11 to 26.

What I found interesting about this piece is that it was made through wood burning. A guide actually told me that the end of a Katol or mosquito coil is used.

Taken October 2008 in Mandaluyong, Philippines

This week's Photosharks theme: Paintings
This week's See It Sunday theme: Mother

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