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Marinang Kalikasan by Lakandiwa Marinang Kalikasan by Lakandiwa
Marinang Kalikasan
2013
Metallic Gel Pen on Illustration Board
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Mercy4You2Live0 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Good day my friend,

My thanks for such a kind word towards my work. Yet I do admit that this is the first time anybody has used the term "Epic" to describe my pieces. :)

Salamat (thank you) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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Mercy4You2Live0 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my, then i must admit its been long overdue for it. :) Glad i got the trophy. :la:
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carmencaracol Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful, my gosh. Is this a goddess of sorts?
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Good day Alexandra,

My gratitude for such kind words. To answer your query, this work shows how the Catholic religion created the Marian (Virgin Mary) form by appropriating many aspects various goddesses from different cultures. That is why there as so many versions or incarnations of the Marian image. This piece is about the Earth/Nature (Kalikasan) Mother (Ina) with Marian attributes

Salamat (thank you) at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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punicorn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Oh, wow!! I'm not on deviantart very often, and every time I come back, your art has jumped to another dimension!! Well done!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Louise

I too haven't been on DA very often :)
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Melalina Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Of course you're not on dA very often. Your time must be taken making stuff like this. I wouldn't think you have time to breathe. It's overwhelming the work that must go into something like this.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, I haven't making much art. Since September, I've been busy handling 6 mini-thesis classes, with 40 students per section.
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Mythian Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Writer
Wow, the ornate detail is mezmorizing.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Tara

Thanks for the kind affirmations :)
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is nothing short of astounding.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Maraming salamat (many thanks) kaibigan (my friend)
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TheDaveL Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, I still can't believe how amazing it is.
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Matthew-Icarus Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WOW! :clap:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Matt

Great to keep touch with you again
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Matthew-Icarus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome and Ditto :)
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DupleSnowflake Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
So intricate! This must have taken you forever!
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Maraming salamat (many thanks) Laura at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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JAPAN728 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Dat details o A o
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Salamat Navi
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of your best!!!! :iconwowplz:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Maraming salamat (many thanks) Jeff, at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Tupunoor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Awesome work! :clap:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Maraming salamat (many thanks) Tupu, at samuli (and until then),

Lakan
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artserge Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wOW amazing effort and drawing.
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks Mattew
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hadas64 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
what a stunning art work!!!
I missed you friend :) :)
but it was worth waiting :hug:
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
such a lovely artwork ,i was beginning to miss your deviations...a truly masterpiece,i love how you used the colour and the lines...also the smile,its so poetic! a great deviation ,i dont know why but it reminds me to Virgin Mary-....
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend

Your are correct that it is in a sense the Virgin Mary. The Word "Marinang" is a combination of the name "Maria" and the Tagalog word "Inang" (mother), which is Mother Mary. And the word "Kalikasan" is Tagalog for 'nature' and 'bounty'. Hence the title means "Mother Nature".

Mary is such a popular patron saint here in the Philippines. She basically replaced the multitude of female nature deities of the tribes, and that is what I represented here. It is similar to my other work: Lady Coatlaxpeuh
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UniversalVoice Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Stunning piece!  The intricacy in your work is phenomenal, and the colors are beautiful, and I happen to agree with the earlier comment from ImagineAppleScruffs about the dragonfly on her face.........yes, great touch!
 Nod 
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much Joan

I believe that the intricate nature of my work is genetic in a sense, as it connects to the complex patterns and designs used by the ancient tribes of my people. when I was a student in a university art college, my teachers tried as much as they could to make me practice the more modern conceptual and minimalist art. However, I never cared to follow them, as I relied on my intuition to develop own style of work :)
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UniversalVoice Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
One must use the tools of familiarity and those of a knowingness until themselves to create what is as different as the universal energetic field of all that you are.  Glad you listened and didn't deter from your own drum, as that connects you to your heritage and your personal journey, which is like no other!  Great stuff...Clap 
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, Lakan! :clap:
I apologize for not having commented in some time; I've really busy with 10 million things. But your art is as stunning as ever! :)
I really love the dragonfly on her face too! Nice touch! :thumbsup:

:peace:
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Lakandiwa Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Holly

I too have been very absent here on FB, as these last 5 months have been a blur of so much work. In fact, I have not even started any new work this 2014, as I am posting works from late 2013.

Now that I am in the middle of the Philippine summer vacation, I am wrapping up loose ends and will start drawing again.

Thanks once again
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ImagineAppleScruffs Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there, Lakan!

No worries! I think a lot of us here on dA have been quite busy with a thing called Life.

Are you having fun there? Is it nice and warm? I'm glad you're relaxing yourself. A good vacation is always nice and can help with inspiration for new work. :) Good luck on your trip back. :) And with your drawing.

You're very welcome. :)

:peace:
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