42 cm x 30 cm; watercolour on rice paper; 2015

Blog Post 13

Morning glories have been a part of my childhood years in Manila. I still remember: Thick, flowering morning glories just grew wild on vacant lots, intertwined  with other grasses, weeds, shrubs and even trees. My playmates and I pulled blue and white morning glory vines,  wove them, and proudly wore them as  crowns, necklaces, bracelets, and rings until they wilt.  Nowadays, I don’t see  thick, morning glory vines growing wild on grassy areas because there are no more vacant lots in Manila. But I’m glad that their species have been conserved by horticulturists. They are now planted as cultivated garden plants, and their seeds are sold in packets in garden shops and grocery stores.

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