What may seem rubbish to some can be turned into something glamorous.
Exploring the future of sustainability. In a world of chaos, our heritage can serve as the most grounding anchor.
Embracing the rich legacy passed down by my predecessors, I cherish the elegance of my culture and its people, along with the profound history of our trade that predates the Western world's discovery.
The Complexity of Filipino Culture and Identity
I completed an essay about the Complexity of Filipino Culture and Identity for publication, and will keep everyone posted when the article becomes available.
History of Gold on the Archipelago
"Gold has played a significant part in the culture of the archipelago (Philippines). It was a medium for trading as well as expression of artistry." - Pamela Coumans
Homage to my late grandmother Elizabeth.
The memories she left behind will forever serve as a pillar of strength, resilience, loyalty, and dedication. Mula project is dedicated to her. Here is a studio photograph of my late grandmother on the far left, her older sister in the middle, and friends surrounding them. They are wearing the traditional Tagalog tapis and blouses which are influences of Spanish colonization.
Gold of Ancestors
A postcard from the Gold of Ancestors exhibit at Ayala Museum in Makati City, Philippines. The piece shown was found in Surigao and dated between 10th and 13th century. As you can see, it is testament to the exquisite craftmanship of Indigenous Filipinos.