Tuesday, December 29, 2009

These are the smiles I got from the Smile Campaign.

"Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Yes, I print shirts too.

••• Alpha Sigs Don't Haze •••

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Artist's Statement:

Sitting quietly with my brushes and paints engages my mind and body in such a way that it allows the opportunity to pay attention to the ever-present inner monologue that continually bubbles away in the background. Thoughts, feelings, concerns, ideas, and daydreams all come and go throughout the day. Whatever my mood or mindset, art-making is ultimately a meditative process that provides me with precious moments of contemplation and inner reflection.

In our busy world of temptations, it's easy to get caught up in trivialities. Take, for example, the greed and desire spurred by consumer culture and mainstream media, which causes people to feel they need objects and status to fill any perceived vacancies in their lives. In a world where people are more concerned over which color iPod to purchase or squabble over who has the buying rights to the latest mobile phone on the shelf, it is shockingly easy to forget that there are millions of other human beings just like us who lack access to food, shelter, sanitation, medicine, and political freedom. What separates us from them? Now, more than ever, it is necessary to be aware of what is going through our minds, what governs our decisions and what motivates the way we function. If we can distill what's truly important from what is superfluous and unproductive, we have the power to change the world for the better.

Art is my way of making sense in the world. I don't have the answers to poverty and disease; I don't have the antidote to greed or malice. I can't offer solutions or suggestions other than what I myself have witnessed and experienced in this life. But I can strive to consciously live a life of meaning and awareness which will hopefully benefit myself and others. 

Art-making can be healing and therapeutic for both the creator and the observer. Art is a way of sharing and connecting, helping us realize our similarities while celebrating our differences. Everyone has a story to share and something to contribute to the world. I create art to share my story. *KIRSTINE THERESE REGNER LAPASARAN*

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wild Flower, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
watercolor on paper, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

PASADA, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
18 x 24 cm., acrylic on canvas, 2009

••• new tools of the trade •••

Saturday, November 7, 2009

"The pen is the tongue of the mind." • Horace

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

ABSTRACT, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
12 x 9, mixed media on canvas, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FLOWERS, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
oil pastel on gouache paper, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

ISDANG BUTITI, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
9 x 12, mixed media on canvas, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

with Adrian at the Eco-Art Exhibit in Ayala Center

Monday, August 24, 2009

acrylic paints

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

ABSTRACT, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran
12 x 9, acrylic on canvas, 2008

My paintings vibrate with color and detail. While working on paintings that are these detailed and colorful, I become so immersed in the work that applying paint becomes a meditative process through which I strive to achieve balance amidst chaos. The colors and designs arise spontaneously and reflect my interest in tribal and aboriginal art, specifically in the act of storytelling through nonrepresentational means. My abstract paintings are very process-oriented and carry a spiritual meaning related to the mystery of existence and a reverence for the unfolding process of life.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

mundane details.
Johnson's Baby Oil back print.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

ABSTRACT, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
10 x 8, mixed media on canvas, 2009

Abstract art has the ability to express what other visual art styles cannot. It can address concepts that are intangible and theoretical, existing in the realms of mind and spirit, rather than in outer reality. The beauty and freedom of abstraction is that it is not supposed to look like anything. Therefore it's the perfect way to express lofty, intangible concepts - such as timeless questions of a spiritual nature, or an exploration of the deep pools of human emotions, or an investigation of the various mysteries of life and existence. It is a language of color. By its very nature, abstraction encourages free association, which means you can assign your own meaning to the artwork. It won't tell you what it's about... you must experience the artwork for yourself, and understand it in your own way. Because of this, it takes a heightened sensitivity to both create and appreciate abstract artwork. Abstract art expresses things that are beyond what we can see with our eyes. Instead of portraying images that we can easily grasp or understand, abstract art focuses on the non-linear world of emotions and the subconscious...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Thank God Carabaos Don't Fly,
Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
10 x 8, acrylic on canvas, 2008

Saturday, July 25, 2009

GUMAMELA, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
watercolor on paper, 23 march 2005

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up."

* Thomas A. Edison *

"And that is why I learned how to wait.
Because I know that there's always a RIGHT TIME."
* Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran *
SPOTS, Kirstine Therese Regner Lapasaran,
9 x 12, acrylic on canvas, 2008

"Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential."
* Wassily Kandinsky *