Here at wonder | wander | world Mahala and I are currently working on a Philippine folklore project that has us scouring all things Bisaya.
The pickings are unfortunately slim. Which makes us celebrate buried treasure when we do come across it.
Though still not technically Bisaya, there are influences that do shine through. Enough said.
We are happy to share with you the art and work of Dominic Rubio.
A founding member of the Guevarra and Blumentritt Group of artists, Dominic Rubio was born in Paete, Laguna, the Lakeshore town famous for its woodcarving tradition. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts where he majored in commercial arts.
He first worked briefly as artist in one of the largest multi-national advertising agencies in the country, Puris Lintas of Manila. Later, he lived and worked in Pearl Farm, an upscale resort located Davao del Sur.
It was here that as part-time in-house artist he found time to travel around the Caraga Region in Northern Mindanao, learning about the Mandaya and Tiboli tribes. He also lived with the Bilaans and the Badjaos farther down south of Mindanao.