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Art Underground Manila

"Between Sea and Sky: A Balloon Dog's Odyssey" is a 16 piece art exhibition that captures a journey marked by discovery, introspection, and heartfelt yearning. Each painting is a passport to the otherworldly adventures of a red balloon dog – a symbol of childlike innocence and curiosity, seeking solace through solitude, and exploring the unchartered realms of self-discovery. Imagined Archipelagos capturing the ethereal beauty of changing colors and shifting seasons.

The archipelagic landscapes provide a backdrop for the unfolding of this introspective journey. The immersive washes of colors and soft focus imbue the paintings with an enchanting surrealism that seems to blur the boundaries between reality and fantasy. Whether it's the quiet strength of trees in different stages of life, the spiritual allure of a Shinto gate, or the freedom embodied in a flock of birds soaring across the skies, each detail contributes to the rich narrative tapestry of the red balloon dog's odyssey.

Every season brings new discoveries, emotions, and self-realizations for our intrepid traveler. The vibrant splendor of spring, the languid warmth of summer, the quiet decay of autumn, and the cold solitude of winter - they all hold a mirror to the balloon dog's inner journey. There's joy in the thrill of the unfamiliar, peace in the quiet moments of reflection, and an underlying melancholy in the longing for home.

The art show offers more than a sensory exploration of surreal landscapes; it invites the viewer to delve into their own emotional depths, to celebrate the serendipity of getting lost, and to relish the bittersweet beauty of longing. It's a reminder that every journey, no matter how whimsical, is ultimately a search for home. It's an odyssey that whispers of the infinite, the majesty of randomness, and of the intangible beauty that lies between every beginning and end.

June 30, 2023
June 21, 2023

Erikson Arcilla

Between Sea and Sky: A Balloon Dog's Odyssey

Between Sea and Sky: A Balloon Dog's Odyssey
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