I love vintage, estate and thrift shopping. On a weekly basis I would like to feature my favorite “find” of the week.
In a previous blog I mentioned my life as a treasure hunter. I crave for my vintage fixes.
This week I am presenting an original numbered mezzotint Filipino print . I do not know who the artist is, but I am hoping that someone who reads this blog post will recognize the signature.
The piece is called “Conception” and it measures 14 x 8.5 inches. It is number 8 out of 10. It is very detailed and has gradient color changes that makes it appear almost like a wood carving.
I was so excited about this print because I bought it with an original print by Fil Dela Cruz , a known Filipino artist.
The Philippines is very dear to my heart because I grew up there. Filipino art was always my first love because my father and mother were both avid collectors. They often became friends of the artists they patronized like Tam Austria, HR Ocampo, to name a few.
This was another piece that I purchased to sell online, but once again I fell in love with the artwork and I have decided to keep it. Pretty soon all my walls will be covered with my “treasures” and I will have no choice, but to move to a new house or sell my vintage finds!
I am really hoping that I will one day find out who the artist is. Right now I am just enjoying the work of art.
I really believe that if you know what you are looking for you can make someone’s trash into treasure! I feel like that about life too…you can make a challenge into a blessing…it’s all perspective.
I hope you have a wonderful day filled with joy and happiness!