“TAHIGAMI” BY DATU ARELLANO AT ART INFORMAL

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Tahi is the Tagalog word for stitch and kami is paper in Japanese. Combined they form Tahigami, a word I made up, which means stitching on paper. On the surface Tahigami seems to be a style or technique of drawing.

On a much deeper level Tahi to me now is about connecting, discovering common threads, finding intersections and meaning, forming relationships. Kami may as well be any conceptual or actual surface, ground, or plane, and not just paper.



From an obsession with a three-sided polygon that began in 2011, this work is evolving into a framework for creating visual and musical compositions.

This process-oriented framework gave me the chance to reflect on and explore geometry and algorithmic thinking, time and space, order and chaos, melody and harmony, therapy and healing, to name a few. — Datu Arellano



Art Informal is located at 277 Connecticut St, Greenhills East, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila.

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