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Ria Unson's painting of a woman in Manila

Wish you were here


gouache, digital paint, and collage on archival paper

12 x 18"

The Merriam-Webster definition of nostalgia is relevant: 1) the state of being homesick : homesickness. 2) a wistful or excessively sentimental yearning for return to or of some past period or irrecoverable condition. In her book, The Decolonized Eye, Dr. Sarita See refers to nostalgic glances to home as mapping landscapes that were stolen.


See, Sarita Echavez, The Decolonized Eye: Filipino Art and Performance, University of Minnesota Press, 2009

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