GlennB, Looking Back / 1990 – 2013


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Dear Family / Friends,
I would like to make a humble yet daring attempt to present and share my world with you through the eyes, mind and heart of the famous Filipino Art Critic, Ms. Alice G. Guillermo, and many other writers who have written about me and my artworks. I have yet to locate their numerous letters, photos and other leftovers from the recent break-ins made at my home studio in Imus, Cavite, Philippines.

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Lorna, David & Glenn / Glenn’Studio, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
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GlennB, Looking Back / 1990 – 2013

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glenn.angeles.bautista

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(Oct 2008) Now that I am sixty two years old,I feel a deep need to share my life with you while I still can – from the time I started painting in: 1963 and through the present, all for art’s sake. I hope this exercise will help you better understand me and my world. I am sure that with your encouragement and appreciation, I can do this. Blessings, – glenn

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Art Site: http://www.glennbautista.com/
Email: glenn@glennbautista.com

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Glenn’s Books / Art & Life:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/glennbautista
https://www.createspace.com/3816371

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Since I arrived, May 2009, from the Philippines, my wife, Lorna, gave service to home care patients to many remote places here in Texas. Since, most of the time, I drove for her, I would spend my time, forty to an hour, each patient she cared for, inside the then, Toyota Matrix and now, RAV4, writing my thoughts to become narratives, short stories, to a book, then several books. Not a dull moment, indeed, I would recall.  Until now, that we are somewhat situated at the center of Houston, TX, Medical Center, I spend more of my time at the fourth floor one-bedroom apartment, still writing to friends over Facebook, WordPress blog and Gmail. I find myself happy being able to write even in my simplest way, for I didn’t have any training in writing or the interest to write until the need had arisen. I guess, we can say, there really is a time for everything, everything in God’s time.

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“Since I arrived in the US, May 2009, from the Philippines, my wife, Lorna, gave service from early morning ‘til dark, to home care patients to many remote places here in Texas (Houston, Pearland, Baytown, Anahuac, Liberty, Mont Belvieu, Crosby, Dayton, Winnie, etc.). Since, most of the time, I drove for her, I would spend my time, (forty minutes to an hour, each patient she cared for) inside the then, Toyota Matrix and now, RAV4 ’10.
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I just found myself writing my thoughts to become narratives, short stories, to a book, then several books. Not a dull moment, indeed, I would recall. Now, that we are somewhat situated at the center of Houston, TX, Medical Center, I spend more of my time, after golf normally, at the fourth floor one-bedroom apartment, still writing to friends over Facebook, WordPress blog and Gmail. I find myself happy being able to write even in my simplest way, for I did not have any training in writing or the interest to write until the need had arisen. I guess, we can say, there really is a time for everything – – everything in God’s time.”
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In this “Glenn’s CyberArtPages 1963-2013 on”, I have recently resumed updating the images, links and description and so far, these blogs have yet to be worked on and completed, if there is such a thing as “completing”. This is one thing I do at present that keeps me busy, occupied and entertained. Thank you so much for keeping me company and appreciating my little efforts to even attempt to write my “memoirs”, as encouraged by my dear friend, Alfredo Roces, who I casually call, “dingR” . . .
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Blessings,
glenn.angeles.bautista 

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. by Glenn Bautista . Glenn'Studio is a personal statement expressed through the medium of architectural design. Literally perceived as unique structurally compared to generally-accepted architectural designs, the entire edifice is in its purest sense intended to be truly structural. Foremost in my mind during its conception was its strength and simplicity – by using the least and lightest available materials such as thin deformed bars, wire mesh and compressed cement – thus deriving its design and texture predominantly from the macro design of human and/or animal bones. The structure occupies a space of less than 1,000 sq. meters - fashioned into this distinctive shape and form by five workers and myself, a welder, two masons and an assistant over a span of 12 years. Our only son David was only over a year old when we started to build it. Major factors considered in its conception and planning included the elements such as weather, earthquake, temperature, and also insects and animals that thrive in the area that would directly affect those who will reside in the vicinity. These very factors determined to a very large degree the shape, width, height, aero-hydro dynamics and materials this piece of sculptural art has been built with. Personally, I believe this is the ideal design for a Filipino home because it can withstand the test of time as it becomes exposed to the elements in nature through the coming years. One of the Fort's Global City architects named Roy verbally described this four storey structure as a standing piece of sculpture that although it stands high yet it carries no weight - - for the support itself is the weight! He once said that "most buildings around Metro-Manila may fall if struck with a big earthquake but not this one". Its base has the thickest floor - the walls and its materials get thinner as it gets higher. Like a piece of lego, a kid may throw it to the floor and it will seek its own weight to stand on its base! Without the compressed cement that serves as its muscles and the wire mesh as its cartilages and tendons, the entire structure would stand by itself as if it was a welded human skeleton! .

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by Glenn Bautista
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Glenn’Studio is a personal statement expressed through the medium of architectural design. Literally perceived as unique structurally compared to generally-accepted architectural designs, the entire edifice is in its purest sense intended to be truly structural. Foremost in my mind during its conception was its strength and simplicity – by using the least and lightest available materials such as thin deformed bars, wire mesh and compressed cement – thus deriving its design and texture predominantly from the macro design of human and/or animal bones.
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The structure occupies a space of less than 1,000 sq. meters – fashioned into this distinctive shape and form by five workers and myself, a welder, two masons and an assistant over a span of 12 years. Our only son David was only over a year old when we started to build it.
Major factors considered in its conception and planning included the elements such as weather, earthquake, temperature, and also insects and animals that thrive in the area that would directly affect those who will reside in the vicinity. These very factors determined to a very large degree the shape, width, height, aero-hydro dynamics and materials this piece of sculptural art has been built with. Personally, I believe this is the ideal design for a Filipino home because it can withstand the test of time as it becomes exposed to the elements in nature through the coming years.
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One of the Fort’s Global City architects named Roy verbally described this four storey structure as a standing piece of sculpture that although it stands high yet it carries no weight – – for the support itself is the weight! He once said that “most buildings around Metro-Manila may fall if struck with a big earthquake but not this one”. Its base has the thickest floor – the walls and its materials get thinner as it gets higher. Like a piece of lego, a kid may throw it to the floor and it will seek its own weight to stand on its base!
Without the compressed cement that serves as its muscles and the wire mesh as its cartilages and tendons, the entire structure would stand by itself as if it was a welded human skeleton!

Glenn’Studio / Imus, Cavite / Philippines

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A Letter from the Secretary of Foreign Affairs / Carlos P. Romulo

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An Art Lecture I gave to the Art Class of the European International School in Better Living, Philippines composed of French, German students and other nationalities

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Glenn’Studio / 2nd floor / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Bedroom, 3rd Storey, Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Workshop, Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Easel / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio
Friends, Tony Dedal & Sylvia Mayuga /Imus, Cavite, Philippines /My own friends and clients are, most of the time, welcome to view my artworks, at times, even to watch me at work.

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Glenn’Studio / Friends, Sylvia Mayuga, Tony Dedal, Jon Altomonte /Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Music area / Imus, Cavite, Philippines / Beside my easel on my left is the music room, where my music collection is accessible for my listening while I paint.

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Glenn’Studio / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Jacuzzi / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Kitchen / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Pool / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Imus, Cavite, Philippines / Where the entrance to the 2nd floor . . is the recording studio on the right and another room on top, and again another flat roof at the top – – the highest level of the three towers.

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Glenn’Studio / Sculptural post / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Pyramidal roof vent & tower / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Table for four / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / table for two / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / 100 yr-old plus mango tree / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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Glenn’Studio
Imus, Cavite, Philippines / Manual water pump where water is always available even without electricity, and a huge vent to allows hot air to move upwards. Visible are the jacuzzi and the coal heater on the right.

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Glenn’Studio / Yoga bed / Imus, Cavite, Philippines

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GlenLornDav Art Studio-Gallery located in BF Homes, Paranaque, MM, Philippines

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Photos of my own Art Exhibitions and a few Art Exhibits held by artist friends like Alfredo (Ding) Roces, Prudencio Lamarozza and Ramon Orlina. Another photo at my Recording Studio is that of a visit made by internet friends: Heber Bartolome (famous Filipino Singer/Artist), Ben Razon (Miss Saigon Official Photographer), Claro Cortes (Asia Reuters Photojournalist) and Fats Lasay (Arts Professor, University of the Philippines).

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All these years from May 2009 when I arrived from the Philippines, my wife, Lorna, gave service to home care patients to many remote places here in Texas. Since, most of the time, I drove for her, I would spend my time, forty to an hour, each patient she cared for, inside the then, Toyota Matrix and now, RAV4, writing my thoughts to becoming narratives, short stories, to a book, then several books. Not a dull moment, indeed, I would recall.  Until now, that we are somewhat situated at the center of Houston, TX, Medical Center, I spend more of my time in our fourth floor one bedroom apartment, still writing to friends over Facebook, WordPress blog and Gmail. I find myself happy being able to write even in my simplest way, for I never really had any training in writing nor the interest to write until the need had arisen. I guess, we can say, there really is a time for everything, everything in God’s time.

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Juan Riingen: I’m not an artist but your works look so real. They look like you took a picture of actual buildings and scenes. And very original.
October 3 at 11:44pm
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Glenn A. Bautista
: Tata Juan, thank you.
Being an art student spent at two universities in the Philippines, three years at Brooks Institute in California, less than a year in New York and five years at the “Kunstakademie” in Dusseldorf, Germany are more than enough for me to learn about “modeling”, as mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci as the most important factor to consider in making a drawing or painting, whatever specific medium an artist chooses. Leonardo would continuously re-work or re-model an artwork to create or “effect” this realism you are referring to about my works, or some of my works. “Modeling” is satisfying the full range of “chiaroscuro” which is the play of light and dark or shadow, or in more opaque terms, white and black, but including the spectrum of colors in between. This is quite apparent in Da Vinci’s famous piece, “Mona Lisa”.
However, I did not stop with modeling. My exposure to “advertising” (commercial arts) equipped me with other tools necessary for art making. This I learned from the universities, but specifically from a correspondence course I took with “Famous Artist School” instructed by famous masters like: Albert Dorne (founder) Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl and Jon Whitcomb. I still have those art lessons with me which I book-bound in three huge compilations measuring about 14” x18”. David, my son continues to delight in studying those precious compilations of art lessons.
But, Tata Juan, creativity is not confined to the visual artist. Everybody has it since we all come from a creative source. We only express this creativity in different ways, or forms of expressions. My sole contribution to what the masters have already expressed, as I call it as a series of artworks, is my –  “Inner-Light Series”
Related artworks or theme
”EMBERS“
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“They are neither dead, nor are they aflame. They manifest energy, but not in the hurried and impassioned way of flames, whose will to illuminate with pomp and brilliance leaves them sooner extinguished or reduce to a flicker. It is in contrast to this that embers show their virtue. They are neither excited nor inert, and they show their subdued glow much longer. Beyond these observations, scientific mind may further note the analogy to controlled nuclear fission in atomic reactors which, unlike the uncontrolled battle of atoms in the bomb that could only spell doom, spells hope for a future worth living.”
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Glenn A. Bautista
“EMBERS”
a mural by UPCFA art student,
Glenn A. Bautista

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Bloglist: Glenn’s CyberArtPages 1963 – 2013 on . .
https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/2013/09/27/glenns-cyberartpages-1963-2013-on/

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Bloglist Titles:

BAUTISTA FAMILY:

Remembering Tatay & Nanay (1)   

Remembering Tatay & Nanay (2)

Remembering Tatay & Nanay4 /Photos & Videos

Celebrating the LIFE of TATAY

THANK YOU, from the Bautista Family

Tatay / Central Church & Loyola Memorial Service

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ARTWORKS:

Excerpts on my ART / by Glenn Bautista

“Rizal” / pen & ink” – 1966

“EMBERS”, a mural by UPCFA art student, Glenn A. Bautista

Portraits by Glenn (1965-2002)

Digital-Analog Collage/Drawing

2009-10 Colorado Pastels by Glenn A. Bautista

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PHOTOGRAPHY:

Close-up Photography by Glenn

MosquitoByte

Life’s Insectscapes & Bob Dylan

Ang Batang Pilipino by Glenn

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ACTIVITIES:

Art Talk/Exhibit – Easter Sunrise Service Houston Trinity UMC

Rtn. Dir.”Glenn” meets w/ College-friend PP “Sue” again

On Cleaning / Repairing Kawai Piano, etc . . .

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PUBLICATIONS:

A Foreword by My Beloved Ninong “Ernie” Salas

Glenn’s CyberArtPages 1963 – 2013 on . . 

TXSBN Press Releases 2013 / Visual Artist – Glenn A. Bautista

from glenn to glenn” 

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INTERVIEWS:

PATMOS Interviews Glenn A. Bautista / Portrait of the Artist /1976

Byron Interviews Glenn

TXSBN Press Releases 2013 / Visual Artist – Glenn A. Bautista

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RESEARCH:

On Filipino Tribal Tools, Weaponry, Instruments & Writings

Some Casual Thoughts behind “The Ideal Filipino Community”

The Ideal Filipino Community by Glenn Bautista

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GLENLORNDAV / GALLERIES:

David & My Vintage Photos

 Interior Pix – GlenLornDav Gallery-Studio

GlenLornDav-Gallery Renov / BautistaFam Reunion-Sept ’12

Pix / BF Gallery-Studio Renovation / Sept ’12

On Cleaning / Repairing Kawai Piano, etc . . .

Out of God’s Grace

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FRIENDS:

Ma’s Concern, CAFAsingers & Gentle Rain (ALM-BLM) / ’63-’69

A Letter from Gicky

Claro’s FOTOS

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2 responses to “GlennB, Looking Back / 1990 – 2013

  1. Tata Juan, thank you.

    Being an art student spent at two universities in the Philippines, three years at Brooks Institute in California, less than a year in New York and five years at the “Kunstakademie” in Dusseldorf, Germany are more than enough for me to learn about “modeling”, as mentioned by Leonardo da Vinci as the most important factor to consider in making a drawing or painting, whatever specific medium an artist chooses. Leonardo would continuously re-work or re-model an artwork to create or “effect” this realism you are referring to about my works, or some of my works. “Modeling” is satisfying the full range of “chiaroscuro” which is the play of light and dark or shadow, or in more opaque terms, white and black, but including the spectrum of colors in between. This is quite apparent in Da Vinci’s famous piece, “Mona Lisa”.

    However, I did not stop with modeling. My exposure to “advertising” (commercial arts) equipped me with other tools necessary for art making. This I learned from the universities, but specifically from a correspondence course I took with “Famous Artist School” instructed by famous masters like: Albert Dorne (founder) Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl and Jon Whitcomb. I still have those art lessons with me which I book-bound in three huge compilations measuring about 14” x18”. David, my son continues to delight in studying those precious compilations of art lessons.

    But, Tata Juan, creativity is not confined to the visual artist. Everybody has it since we all come from a creative source. We only express this creativity in different ways, or forms of expressions. My sole contribution to what the masters have already expressed, as I call it as a series of artworks, is my – – “Inner-Light Series” (light coming from within): http://glennbautista.com/art/innerlight.html

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    Juan Riingen: I’m not an artist but your works look so real. They look like you took a picture of actual buildings and scenes. And very original.

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