Acrylic on 24x36" Canvas
Cities have many stories to tell and Manila is killah. To me, this city is yin and yang. You get plenty freedom, but so do the corrupt. There is a mixed culture here which gives variety but somehow I feel like the true native's culture is buried deep under Hispanic, Chinese, and American influence. The city gives and the city takes. I wanted to depict a "noir" feel to the piece.