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BALETE , 2016
Amanda Santos
Acrylic on Canvas
23 x 33 Inches
According to the Filipinos superstitious belief, a large tree that lives for centuries, like the Balete tree, is believed to house, if not have a spirit of its own. These trees have a strong elemental presence, this explains why many folklore stories and characters that are most feared and respected have been built around them. In this painting, the artist focuses on the spirit and vitality of these ancient trees by emphasizing on the texture and intricacy of its roots and intertwining branches and vines.

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