"Don Papa  And The Babaylanes"

"Don Papa And The Babaylanes" (2016)

Barry Cervantes
Barry Cervantes
3x5 Oil On Canvas
2nd Runner up


“Binalbagan: the origin of the Babaylan revolution and a place where the history of Papa Isio and the Babaylanes commenced. 

The painting depicts the soul of Papa Isio alongside a babaylan crowned with the images of struggle and braveness a true revolutionary icon that embodies the strong spirit of Negrenses and the Babaylans. The different images including the bird portrays death in a sacrificial way in exchange of freedom.”

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