Paolo Miguel Dela Vina ’22 (Illustration and Painting BFA) explores the relationship between internal and external worlds whilst playing with themes of mindfulness, inner child healing, and love through mixed media. What is worth preserving? Húput, meaning ‘to preserve’ or ‘to take care of’ in Ilonggo, is a collection that reflects themes of hospitality and community. The collection is primarily made of second-hand materials that are cut, dyed, faded, collaged, and re-purposed into patchwork garments of love and warmth that tell stories of intimacy and bonds.

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