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Elvira Dulce C. Santos

The Other Self

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" The Other Self "

Mixed Media on Canvas

24” x 32”

2022

“The Other Self ” is the simple representation of the usual and unusual side of a person in the normal and drunk state. And it usually happens that when you’re drunk, there’s always a different side of you. Caterpillars are the usual side and the butterflies are the unusual side. But sometimes it’s the other way around.

Elvira Dulce C. Santos was born and grew up in Gapan, Nueva Ecija. She graduated college in 1986 with a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts (major in Advertising) at Philippine Women’s University (PWU). One year after graduation, she worked as an artist in an advertising company. In 1994-1995, she worked as contractual designer at the Design Center of the Philippines. She became a bonafide resident of Angono when she got married in year 2002. Her job then was an employee of the corporate world. In 2018, she decided to work fulltime as an “Artist/Designer” to make her creations. Her main goal is to give a new life to the remnants and innovation of found objects. She is currently affiliated to KUTA Artist Group and Lambana: Angono Women Artists Collective. She exhibited her works in selected galleries: Angkla Art Gallery, Kuta ArtSpace, Village Art Gallery, Cevio Art Haus, Art Underground, Espacio Manila, Othello, KDR Studios, Ysobel Art Gallery, Kaida Contemporary Gallery, Angono Art Center, White Walls Gallery, Art Anton and Galerie Stephanie.