Having to grow up in a small town in the Philippines, and having a veterinarian father, I had the chance to see nature up close. I have always been fascinated with animals and nature since I was a child. And by creating my illustrations I can share my love for nature and a glimpse of how I see things.
Instinctively I use people or an animal as a base, and by adding different kinds of elements that normally does not go together, but somehow from the way I see and imagine it and from my perspective, it creates a nature inspired surrealism, and something that may have been from a dream.
Aside from my family and friends, what motivates me most is the idea of knowing that my work inspired and influenced a lot of people, artists or not. It gives me comfort that I was able to share my ideas, thoughts and dreams and my love for art and nature and that all those people will be inspiring other people as well.