Makiling, 2014. Ink and watercolor.
Makiling has many stories, many faces. She is an enchantress, a forest, a mountain, a guardian. She is love devoted, love all-powerful, love betrayed. She is rippling water and whispering trees and the sigh of the wind, so sweet it knifes through you.
All experiences of Makiling must be fleeting (must be indelible). Like grasping the elusive wind (like putting down deep, deep roots).