altered book: gouache, acrylic, turmeric, hemp paper, found objects
9-1/2" x 12" x1-1/4”
“Alamat” means “legend” in Filipino. It can also mean “myth.” American historian and author, James Gilbert postulates that collective memory is a myth by another name. I alter books as a commentary on narratives that have historically been excluded. My inspiration for Alamat is Tandang Sora, the only known woman involved in the Philippine Revolution.
Collection: Artifacts of Empire
Limos, Maria Alvaro, "Melchora Aquino: The Old Lady the Spaniards Couldn’t Break," 2019.