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A little comfort in these unsettling times

“Through my paintings, I search for the architecture in nature and its effects on the built world,” says international Filipino artist and architect Melissa Echauz…

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Confessions of a Self-Help Junkie

By Sarah Meier My husband calls them my “European baths,” which, I suppose, are a marked difference from his hurried American showers in both length…

Nativity scene Clockwise from left: The Star Tree of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art (photo from the Museum website); a Nativity virina from Quezon province; and Archangels Gabriel, Miguel, and Rafael among the seven archangels guarding the Holy Family in a Bohol belén.

Imagining Christ’s Birth

By Dr. Jaime C. Laya New Yorkers look forward to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Star Tree, a giant blue spruce hung with angel figures.…

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All things abstract

By Alex Y. Vergara Images by Noel Pabalate Before we talk about young artist Paulina Luz Sotto’s art, let’s get a few details out of…

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An Apothecary for the Soul

By Sarah Meier Reading through some of the philosophical musings of Cicero, who lived from 106 BC to 43 BC, feels uncannily like browsing through…

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Artist at Work: When a house is not a house

Text by Hannah Jo Uy Photos by Pinggot Zulueta “A good work of art affects people—it even touches their lives,” says Jamie Gubaton. His drawing…