The Sea, 1989
Ang Dagat [The Sea]. 1989. charcoal, graphite, and oil pastel on paper
"A large tuna's happy pinkness is quickly echoed by blood red. A superimposed outrigger boat contour drawing evokes a ghost. The graphite barnacle-like shimmer on the panel-dividing wood image is overwhelmed by the dominant charcoal char. A pair of drowning 'charred hands' appear as if for the last time at the frame's upper left edges (also as though clinging to the picture)."