Portraits by Glenn (1965-2002)

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Portraits by Glenn (1965-2002)

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I was just browsing through my files and decided to put together some of the portraits, done in different media, that I didn’t realize I had done and taken a photo of these past years. I will write about them as I upload each portrait. In the meantime, here’s a link to a few portraits I have recently uploaded on Fine Art America. From this site, one can avail of portraits I had done over the years in the form or canvas print, acrylic glass print, metal print and even greeting card where you can write your own greeting. This is my “Art Outreach Program”, so, I hardly earn from this, the expense merely shoulders printing, shipping/handling, and framing if you take this option.
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Here’s the link to FAA:
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DIGI-ANA PASTEL PORTRAITS 2013 

by Visual Artist,
Glenn A. Bautista
http://glenn-studio.artistwebsites.com/galleries.html
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I created these pastel portraits using both the digital and analog approaches. I depart from the photos submitted by friends, or those I have taken myself by using the computer to compose, enhance, subtract, add and create artistic effects necessary for the type of portraiture I would like to achieve. Having done all these, I continue working on the portrait on velum paper, using charcoal, color pencils, soft pastels, erasers, fixative, etc. Although a very tedious approach to portraiture, I find this process overwhelmingly satisfying. 
I have been fusing photography with my analog portraiture since the ’70s; some of these earlier works are included in this album. If you wish to have this type of portrait done, just send in clear photos via email to :
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The original artwork on velum paper (11 x 17 inches) would cost you $500, including shipping charges. You may pay via PayPal at my email address above or send a check to:
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8383 El Mundo Dr., Apt. 324, Houston, TX 77054
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When you send your photos, please indicate your shipping address, mode of payment, and if you would like your portrait featured here at my FAA site. This will allow you or your friends to avail of reproductions of your portrait in various smaller or bigger sizes and formats (standard or framed prints, canvas, acrylic sheet, metal sheet, or greeting card).You may also opt not to purchase the original artwork you request me to do but instead, simply order any of the original’s reproductions. (FAA guarantees faithful print reproduction of the original, museum-quality materials, and unbeatable service and price)
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Glenn Jailed at the Parthenon / Athens, Greece ’72

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Glenn Jailed at the Parthenon

Athens, Greece ’72

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Thank you David for showing me my old stationery. Can you take a clearer image to show the line about “truth” written? I totally forgot about this. I had this stationery when I first moved in to BF Homes in mid 70s. Then, I lived in my first house at 122 C.C. Santos street, purchased from BF Homes at around 76T. Where you are staying now in Osorio Street is my third house in BF. Also, if you can find my handwritten diary with photos about my trip to Europe, specifically an image of me and two other female friends walking at the Parthenon, kindly take a clear image of this unclear photo. Love you.

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“Long, long ago the Truth was found,

a company of men it bound.

Grasp firmly then that ancient Truth.”

by Glenn A. Bautista

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I don’t really remember where I got this quotation about “truth”.

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(images just sent in by David) – Thanks, David.

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But, somehow, in a gist, this expresses a common thing about humans in need of getting to a truth or the Truth – – a built-in longing expressed or suppressed deep inside in all of us.

And if this is not the case, some would say, that particular human does not possess any conscience.

Shortly before I found myself in front of the “Erectheum” at the Parthenon in Greece, I was for almost three years, away from my beloved motherland, Philippines, an art student at the Brooks Institute of Fine Arts in Santa Barbara, California. It was only on the second year that I began to accept that I would do everything by myself: go to the market or grocery, do my laundry and dishes, cook food, etc., for in the Philippines, we had household help and I had several workers helping me with my projects, or create artworks.  I did not realize that for most of my life, I was dependent on everything around me when I was living my life in my country in the Philippines. Somehow, as a Filipino, I had neglected, overlooked what I was in relation to my siblings, father and mother, my extended family and circle of friends.

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Glenn’s May-June 2012 Visit to Santa Barbara and Past Activities as an Art Student at Brooks Institute – ’70-’72

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So, the term, dependence or independence came to view. What was right and what was wrong? Or, should we just leave things as they were and as they are, presently, for Filipinos experiencing the same in their own space and time? Or, should criticism or discussions be made to bring about better realizations for a better future for the next generations of Filipinos? At this stage of my life or existence, only then did I begin to question, or wonder.

When I was much younger, I used to tell myself. Should we question, should we answer? Only to find out later after several “satsangs” with my guru from the Himalayas that another culture out there would say, “there are no questions, there are no answers”, there is just “being”.

So, for a time, I practiced “BEING”. It did open a lot of doors. It did open my soul and mind. It did reach out to me and to others. It did not take any effort, because if I did take effort, I would not have realized what “being” meant, or what it is all about.

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. . The Caryatids at the Erectheum Parthenon, Athens, Greece . The stones lying around were the same stones I was making rubbings of. Some tourists would sit on and even step on those stones since most of them didn't even notice the icons or Greek designs found in them. My intention was to make further studies about Grecian symbols and learn from them, almost firsthand, since the rubbings I was making were direct impressions of those icons. Rubbings are the closest documentation of rare icons I could think of - better than photography. The earth dust extracted right there could further be studied for future art students to learn from. The impressions of the icons on paper could be closely further investigated as if one is in front of the real stone icon. With proper protection from the elements, the rubbings may even avoid further deterioration that those stones exposed to the elements since the destruction of the Parthenon by marauding invaders like the Turks. .

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The stones lying around were the same stones I was making rubbings of. Some tourists would sit on and even step on those stones since most of them didn’t even notice the icons or Greek designs found in them. My intention was to make further studies about Grecian symbols and learn from them, almost firsthand, since the rubbings I was making were direct impressions of those icons. Rubbings are the closest documentation of rare icons I could think of – better than photography. The earth dust extracted right there could further be studied for future art students to learn from. The impressions of the icons on paper could be closely further investigated as if one is in front of the real stone icon. With proper protection from the elements, the rubbings may even avoid further deterioration than those stones exposed to the elements since the destruction of the Parthenon by marauding invaders like the Turks.

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” I then mixed it with a bit of water from my goat-skin water bag and with my hand, rubbed the “Parthenon earth mixture” . . .

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In front of the Caryatids at the Erectheum, I was done filtering earth to extract fine dust using a plastic screen I had in my goat-skin shoulder bag. I then mixed it with a bit of water from my goat-skin water bag and with my hand, rubbed the “Parthenon earth mixture” on to a thin but strong paper to extract an exact copy of the design of an icon that seemed to display a cross or a plus icon or symbol. I was too engrossed to realize that quite a number of tourists had already surrounded watching me, when two Parthenon guards, to my left and right, grabbed my arms stopping me with the ongoing process of making an earth rubbing of the cross or plus symbol.

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Thinking back, it was quite unthinkable that I would be apprehended just by touching a piece of stone outdoors . . .

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Before I knew it, I was in jail for a day, not too far from the Parthenon. It was then, that I thought of counting how many rubbings I had done during my 2-month Eurail-pass journey of Europe. In the process of counting, a guard let me out and accompanied me to the jail’s office. In brief, I managed to explain, at length, what I was doing when I was apprehended. Thinking back, it was quite unthinkable that I would be apprehended just by touching a piece of stone outdoors, under the heat of the sun at the Parthenon where most tourists even stepped on most of the stones around. Perhaps, pocketing or better yet, stealing some of these Parthenon stones lying around be a better reason why a visitor could be apprehended.

The tear on the upper right of the image above was where my left foot was, so the wind would not blow the rubbing away from me as I worked on it. As you can see, the rubbing was not really completed.

This unpleasant experience at the Parthenon did not stop me from making more rubbings, even around the Parthenon. I did quite a number of rubbings at the Temple of Zeus and many other important Greek edifices. I also did rubbings in Brindisi, Corfu, Calais, Rome, Florence, Delphi, Corinth and other places in Europe.

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Parthenon / Athens, Greece

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In 1987, Gallery Genesis asked me if I wanted to have a retrospective show at the Cultural Center of the Philippines to which, after some thought, I agreed, although I thought it was really too early for me to have a retrospective show. But anyway, I was quite excited about the opportunity to be able to exhibit at CCP, almost without limit for most of my works worth exhibiting.

In this retrospective exhibit which I called, “halo-halo” (1987 – “Halo-Halo”, Little Gallery, CCP, Manila) I exhibited most of my favorite thumbnails, sketches, pastels, oils and  sculptures. My poster incorporated the image of the real “halo-halo” ingredients and glass (no image available). Halo-Halo is a traditional Filipino treat consisting of a blend of fruits, sweet preserves, evaporated milk, and shaved ice. It is frequently topped with a scoop of ice cream. The name literally means “Mix-Mix.” So now, you know what I mean.

In this art exhibition, I also included all of the “rubbings” I did in Europe, a very precious, personal collection that I did not even think of selling.  One day, I visited my “Halo-Halo” art exhibit and was surprised to find out that all my artworks were not anymore on exhibit. Normally, I personally take down my own artworks and get some help from my friends as I did when I initially installed the artworks for that art exhibit. So, I thought, I should pay Genesis Art Gallery a visit to find out what happened.

But before I could plan on doing that, I got a call from Ernie Salas’ secretary asking me to come over to see him at his office, which I did. I was caught by surprise when he mentioned that I owe him a lot of money and that I had not been in full compliance with our contract – that is, my regular check from the gallery against my artworks. So, right there and then, Ernie Salas offered that the gallery gets all my “Halo-Halo” exhibit artworks for both of us to call it “quits”. Emotional as I was, I felt I did not have any choice than to accept Ernie’s offer.

So, looking back, together with my favorite early works from ca. 1967-87, and the “rubbings” I did in Europe in ‘72, that’s my story how I lost ownership of my favorite, personal art collection. By the way, Chi-chi Salas, the gallery owner, after a time, allowed me to get a few of my very personal artworks, only I could appreciate.

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So, as they say in Germany,

“Leben ist leben” – “Life is life”.

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Again, as deem apropos, here goes that line

I used then at my stationery,

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“Long, long ago the Truth was found,

a company of men it bound.

Grasp firmly then that ancient Truth.”

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sakit basahin

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I just searched the internet and found that Goethe wrote this line:

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long long ago - -.

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This came in just this morning from my UPCFA mate and friend, Noli Garalde:

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. . Glenn A. Bautista: Noli bro, kindly send to me asap good resolution images of all rubbings you have. You once showed me those but can't find them. I am writing about my rubbings in Greece. Kindly include any related images. Thanks bro . . . Today - 10/26/20136:39am Emmanuel Garalde: Glenn, I found the rubbing on tracing paper you gave me 41 years ago. I wrapped it in plastic, and taped it on an illustration board. It is slowly deteriorating. I could not find the other one. I remember I framed it....memories! . Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks, Noli. At least we got one rubbing from our ends. I included our correspondence in a blog about my rubbings in Europe which I started writing about last night. I will continue to add any additional information as they come.

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An Icon from Roman Agora (Foro Romano)
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Pikilis, Athens, Greece / July 30, 1972
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Glenn A. Bautista: Noli bro, kindly send to me asap good resolution images of all rubbings you have. You once showed me those but can’t find them. I am writing about my rubbings in Greece. Kindly include any related images. Thanks bro . .
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Today – 10/26/20136:39am
Emmanuel Garalde: Glenn, I found the rubbing on tracing paper you gave me 41 years ago. I wrapped it in plastic, and taped it on an illustration board. It is slowly deteriorating. I could not find the other one. I remember I framed it….memories!
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Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks, Noli. At least we got one rubbing from our ends. I included our correspondence in a blog about my rubbings in Europe which I started writing about last night. I will continue to add any additional information as they come.
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Glenn A. Bautista: Btw, Noli, you can retouch the rubbing a bit just with eraser, then spray with any artwork varnish. If too expensive, you can get any lacquer or acrylic varnish spray can but spray the artwork at least 15″ away little by little with pauses. Just so it doesn’t get soaked in strong lacquer varnish, it will be properly protected. Better yet, spray both sides.

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. An Icon from Roman Agora (Foro Romano) An Earth Rubbing by Glenn A. Bautista . Pikilis, Athens, Greece / July 30, 1972

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The Cross Icon
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Pikilis, Athens, Greece / July 30, 1972

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The Caryatids at the Erectheum
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My earth rubbing of a cross I found there compared to other crosses found in Greece.

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Remnants of Glenn’s 
First 2-Month Tour of Europe 
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. (1972) A scanned super-8mm celluloid film of me walking across from the St. Peter's basilica in Rome, the only remaining documentation of my sojourn in Europe after a house invasion at my home studio in Imus, Cavite.  I visited most of the countries in Europe, using a 2-month Eurail pass, except Istambul , Turkey for I refused to have my hair cut. I was a student then on my way home from the US.  I got to extend my stay for several months more after playing at the Playboy Club Casino in London. I revisited Europe when I lived in Dusseldorf, Germany for five years. There I learned lithography at the "Kunstakademie":

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(1972) A scanned super-8mm celluloid film of me walking across from the St. Peter’s basilica in Rome, the only remaining documentation of my sojourn in Europe after a house invasion at my home studio in Imus, Cavite.
I visited most of the countries in Europe, using a 2-month Eurail pass, except Istambul, Turkey for I refused to have my hair cut. I was a student then on my way home from the US. I got to extend my stay for several months more after playing at the Playboy Club Casino in London, c/o an American friend, Karl Kanalz.
I revisited Europe when I lived in Dusseldorf, Germany for five years. There I learned lithography at the “Kunstakademie” and a bit of German life.

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Glenn’s two-month Eurail pass allowing him to travel using the train anywhere in Europe.

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Related link – active title – ->

A Foreword by My Beloved Ninong “Ernie” Salas

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Bloglist Titles:

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B A U T I S T A     F A M I L Y :

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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

Meditation – “In Search of the Divine” 

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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

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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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EDUCATION:

My ’63 -’69 UST / UP Days

My UP (Peyups) Days / 1964-69 & Kunstakademie/Guest Student / 1980-85

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“In Search of the Divine”

“In Search of the Divine”

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In Search of the Divine
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This early morning, I was wakened up by a pelvic pain and, although it got lower a bit after meditation, my blood pressure was still high. So, since it was still dark, I decided to have longer meditation exercises which I learned from my ‘guru’ in the ‘70s – a Brahmin who lived with the wild animals in the Himalayas for three years.

I stopped meditating for some time now since my experience doing it almost made me transform into a ‘Buddhist monk’. I was willing to give up everything just so I could pursue such a path. This reminds me of a ‘Buddhist gown’ Betsy Romualdez Francia gave to me which I wore for some time. Too bad, I don’t have any photo of it.

As I am writing now, my blood pressure is almost normal and the pelvic pain is gone.

My guru, whose name I never got to know, for he never gave ‘us’  his name, taught me how to meditate using ‘light’. (“us” -> meditation group pulled together by Betsy after meeting our ‘guru’ picking up garbage in front of her house).

This morning, I noticed the tiny security monitoring light was just in front of me for it was the only thing I could see, not turning on the light so as not to waken Lorna up. I was so focused on this light that I started my meditation using it. Sitting in meditation stance imagining I was on top of mother Earth, while my tongue pushed against my ‘upper palate’, and focused on the light for ten seconds,  I slowly closed my eyes and directed the light towards my tail bone through my spine until I stopped breathing out-down. From my tail bone while breathing in-up, I made it travel up my spine again making a stopover on my brain for ten seconds, then, as I open my eyes, I stared back at the light source which is the monitoring light. Then, I breathed out-down my spine again to my tail bone. This I had done repeatedly making variations until I was one with the universe, literally viewing the light in front of me as if it was another planet together with other smaller lights around it.

Where it hurt, I would zoom in and out of the pain area for ten seconds, not only to the pelvic area, but to my ‘appendectomy and drain’ areas where a cut and a hole were made during my past and recent surgeries. The long vertical cut from my chest down the pelvic area was not an issue for, somehow, the light passed that way down and up, via my spine, on the way to my brain and to the source.

During “satsangs”, I was always arguing with my Brahmin guru, to which he would say with his praying hands in front, “forgive me”; I did not mean to offend you”. So, eventually, together with Betsy and the rest (the Philippines’ crème of the crop), we had several “satsangs” to eventually get initiated with a mantra.

I entered an almost empty room where my guru was seated at the center, meditating. About an arm’s length, I sat before him, likewise, in meditation stance. He asked, me, “what have you got to offer me?” I couldn’t think of anything else, so I thought of saying, “myself”?  Right then and there, he slapped me, left and right, repeatedly and embraced me, and said, “you don’t just offer yourself?” I felt a burst of energy inside me right after he embraced me. Some serious talk between us transpired after which a “mantra” was whispered to my ears. When I got out, our meditation group reacted saying, “Glenn, what happened to you, you look like Moses coming down from mountain? Since then, I went on meditating until I achieved what Betsy called, “sanyasi”. Betsy told me that a ‘guru’ never touches or does not get touched – – much like Christ who was surprised and said, “who touched me?”, when somebody touched Him.

This resulted in a lot of things: I could drink almost a bottle of Johnny Walker without getting drunk, achieved some degree of clairvoyance, one of which was the downfall of the Marcos regime to which everybody laughed at me, at that time. I could tell ahead what a person would tell me and knew right away about his character. This experience made me fearful and feel uncomfortable with myself. So, I stopped. This decision crystallized when I met a missionary from the BF Homes tennis courts named, Ron Mangin. He knew right away something was bothering me. In short, he brought me back to Christ by giving Lorna and myself a regular Bible study at our place in BF Homes.

But, as you can see, I still meditate. I do meditate for I know how it works to use it for its other benefits. I now use it without a “mantra” not addressed to any other “gods”, but to and from a light source. I now believe in the health benefits of meditation.

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 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. 

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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“Water Temple” an etching by Glenn A. Bautista based on Betsy Romualdez Francia’s poem.

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“WATER TEMPLE”
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January 1977 / Size:8″x10″ – An etching I did with Rey Rodriguez based on 

Betsy Francias poem, “Water Temple”

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A reply to a blog to Betsy’s son, Enrique:
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Making the Most of It
“In Celebration of
Beatriz Romualdez Francia’s Life” 

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Hi Enrique (you must be Elfie?
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Perhaps, you don’t remember me for you were still in your knee pants when I used to spend time with your dad, Henry and mom Betsy at your place in Mariposa and with other friends like Lynn Erba, Bobby Cuenca, Jorge Ortoll, Ramon Faustmann, Gina Camus, etc.
I am not sure you were around when we were all after a huge rat which we eventually caught using a “palangana” and a “sako”, which your dad Henry eliminated using his “bolo” outside the house.
Anyway, here’s a link to a print, entitled,”Water Temple” which I titled after your mom’s poem. She had a copy of this, and I hope you can find it at your place somewhere: https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/glenlorndave-bf-homes-gallery-studio-renovation-sept-2012/
Also, how do I get a copy of the book, “Imelda and the Clan”. I was the one who enhanced and printed all the photos featured in that book. Your dad helped complete my darkroom so I could work on this project in BF Homes.
Can I link your blog site to this etching so that people can read about your stories about your mom Betsy? Missing your Mom Betsy and Dad Henry too. Take care, God bless. – Tito Glenn (Bautista)
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On the Way to India Consciousness
I Reached China –
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The movie camera Henry is holding with his right hand looks like the same 16mm Bolex camera he gave to me. I lent it to Sonny Barros who used to work with Nonoy Marcelo for the latter’s cartoon animation project. I never got it back so, I treat the issue as if I had given it to Nonoy. Sonny has already crossed over, not too long when his wife joined her Maker when she was on a company tour in Europe. Sonny was my college and golf mate at UP. I miss his silly grin.

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 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

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My 10/22/2013 Health Report:

The somehow cool room temperature of 74F woke me up around 3 AM so I adjusted it to warm up a bit to 77F. As usual, I woke up shortly before 5:30 AM but right away decided to take my blood pressure reading – – instead of sitting and resting before taking one. Anyway, of the two BP readers, the old instrument read 156/101 and the new instrument read 157/94. Now which one should I believe? Of course, many factors contribute in between readings. For one, although I do a bit of walking, pitching and stretching, I have not been doing gym work and have missed golfing for two days now.

After repeating the same process of meditation I did yesterday morning  – from a little after 5:30AM until around 6:00 AM, the old instrument gave me the reading of 153/89 (from 156/101), and the new instrument 145/92 (from 157/94). Not much difference, really but a decrease in blood pressure is quite apparent.

The culprit, perhaps – – yesterday, from breakfast to dinner, somehow I indulged a bit in eating meat. I had three pieces of “pork w/ veggies lumpiang shanghai” for breakfast, tuna sandwich with a lot of mayonnaise for lunch, and bacon & ham w/ veggies “Subway” sandwich for dinner – that was after a long drive from Lorna’s work to the shopping area of Houston, TX, and back to our place. On top of that, I did not take any of the usual supplements I used to take. This is Glenn, reporting live from my San Melia room / 4th floor. (6:51 AM, Wednesday, October 23, 2013)

10/23/2013 – It is now 9:19 AM and I have not had breakfast.  After repairing my “orthotics” for my feet, perhaps for an hour since I came in from Ben Taub hospital where Lorna works, I did a bit of pitching, walking and stretching exercises. My “neuroma” on my left foot seems to manifest a bit more since I have been practicing that past days and pitching at the living room. It’s not that bad but it’s better to do something before it worsens. After the repair, I took 4 drops of Magnascent Iodine mixed with 2 oz. of water. Now, I am here in front of my laptop reporting to you whiling away time in preparation for breakfast. Although it is not really good to take frequent BP readings, I will do one now while not rested, out of curiosity.

Wow, 156/94 –pulse, 60 using the old instrument. I will take the next reading with the new instrument after a while, or perhaps after I have breakfast since I have been feeling hungry since I came in. Okay, I’ll prepare for breakfast.

I had Honey-strawberry Greek yoghurt with seedless grapes from “Whole Foods”. Just yesterday, Lorna chose, for the first time a kind of sausage that is supposed to be good for the health. It has less meat but more’ veggies’ and herbs. I liked its taste and ate it with chili sauce, tomato sauce with garlic and basil, and of course, with Japanese rice. Now, I will take my BP reading again with my new reader.

Oops, now the new BP reader doesn’t work. Perhaps, I placed two old batteries the other day. Well, I’d settle for the old reader. Here’s its read:

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Glenn A. Bautista: Please ignore the date and time of the BP reader, I never got to set them properly.
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Juan Riingen: Glenn, Have you tried taking garlic tablets? I know some friends in San Diego with HBP taking the tablets, and they say it’s helping lower their BPs. They don’t even go to the gym. We care for your health. The world needs your artworks.
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Glenn A. Bautista: Thanks, Tata Juan . . I have garlic tabs (2nd row from top) but I forget to take them . . I will, starting today. Thanks for the reminder.

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Howard Borja: Glenn, your 139/85 reading is nothing for your Dr. to worry about. My BP varies widely depending on the clinic, the cuff width, time of day, sitting/standing and other factors. Btw, your heart rate is good. I tend to ave. 80 bpm resting. My doc advises an hour of brisk walking everyday and not to sit more than 2 hours straight. Stay active and you’ll be ok!
Glenn A. Bautista: Oh yes, Howard, I have been sitting quite longer than usual because of my blogs. I will either resume my brisk walking at the gym or walk the path around the golf course, whichever is more convenient. Thanks.

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Well, since it is still quite high, I have decided to take my usual BP medication. I normally take my BP medication every other day, for If daily, my BP reading gets too low. On to golf, much later – – perhaps, with Wendell.

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. Glenn’s Good BP Read: https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/2013/10/19/in-search-of-the-divine/ . Woke up with 46F (at the balcony), but the room temp, as I configured it last night stayed at 75F, the ideal temp for my health and so for Lorna. Drank “calamansi juice”, did my stretching exercises then meditated for 20 minutes. Did my gym workout after bringing Lorna to her work. By then, it was 50F as I walked to the gym. I have not been taking my BP med for three days now but have maintained a good BP read. So, eat healthy, exercise and meditate. I am now drinking my “lemon ginger tea” that contains: ginger root, lemongrass, safflower and hibiscus, all good vs inflammation and pain, among other health benefits.

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Woke up with 46F (at the balcony), but the room temp, as I configured it last night stayed at 75F, the ideal temp for my health and so for Lorna. Drank “calamansi juice”, did my stretching exercises then meditated for 20 minutes. Did my gym workout after bringing Lorna to her work. By then, it was 50F as I walked to the gym. I have not been taking my BP med for three days now but have maintained a good BP read. So, eat healthy, exercise and meditate. I am now drinking my “lemon ginger tea” that contains: ginger root, lemongrass, safflower and hibiscus, all good vs inflammation and pain, among other health benefits.

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October 28, 2013

Since I have resumed gym work or brisk walking either around the compound or at the Hermann Park earth path/trail, my blood pressure has completely normalized. Well, I guess, I will just continue to regularly eat healthy, exercise and meditate. Stay healthy!

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Yes, with the Lord’s guidance and blessing, I continue to stay healthy, stronger and always mindful of the things I do to maintain my physical body which is, as the Bible says, God’s temple.
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I have been occupied and entertained writing my blogs merely by departing from the photos my son, David has been sending to me. I never realized that writing about the past – relating it to the present is such a good therapy. The day passes without noticing it. While I continue to pour everything via my blogs, I take my fruit and veggie smoothie, eat light meals, take a few dietary supplements, stretch, exercise, pitch golf balls in trickles and do everything in a very relax, slow pace. Nothing rushed.
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Among many others, you and my elder sister, Eunice continue to keep me well and at peace with myself. As I said before, my ailment which could have been a curse, has become a blessing to me and to others. I am sure, you are experiencing the same for you have always been on the right path.
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I continue to believe that I am healthy and that the good Lord – the greatest Physician, continues to keep me well. I will continue to pray for you and your family.
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On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM, Byron King wrote:
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FYI..  What a sweet comment on your interview below.  Just wanted to share it with you.  I hope you are doing well.  How is your health?  Have you seen a doctor lately?  Wondering how your bloodwork is doing with no chemo.  I want you to beat it naturally. I want to beat m
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 Sending our love….
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My Dear Glenn,

I’m speechless and tearful right now – with unspeakable joy – after reading and digesting every word in your priceless, treasure-filled gems of truth interview with Byron.  What great spiritual insights! What deep and steady faith!  God is rejoicing in heaven. You have finally discovered His life plan for you and you are fulfilling it.  More so, God is enabling you to do it.  Isn’t He so wonderful???

Adversities, trials in life sometimes God does allow to come into our lives to strengthen our spiritual muscles and to draw us closer to Him.  You have become God’s agent wherever He has planted you.  God is smiling down on you. Tatay and Nanay too!  And of course, the whole family too!!!You have truly evolved into a beautiful butterfly – your wings always flapping spreading the seeds of God’s love, grace and salvation for all.  Keep it up, keep faith dear brother.  You’re very safe in God’s loving hands!!!!With Kuya Fil, Willy and Carol, we love you very much!  Same to Lorna and David.Always praying for you and our family daily,Ate Necy
On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:49 AM, Byron King wrote:

Thanks for the inspiration.  I compiled these thoughts into:
I responded on my comments for the post.  Really makes me think.
I am still befuddled by sacred geometry.  I is indeed all I need to know there is a God.
Best to you my friend.
Be well.  So glad you have shared with me while we both find our way from point a to b.
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I am learning a lot from you.
Yes, God’s watermark is all found in nature, His creation.
His Laws likewise govern nature too, and that includes us.
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This, I somehow know about when I used to shoot insects, bugs close-up, watching every move (locomotion) they make, how they breathe and react to the opposite sex and other insects:
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 I particularly enjoyed as was amazed why dropping a flower in water can really manifest in the cells of its frozen properties and be revealed visually.
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God continues to smile on you and your family.
 
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Interesting thoughts you just expressed.
 I mentioned to you before that I wrote a short line about this – ->
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“BEING” – 
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It just makes sense that anything within a space is likely to influence each other,  depend on each other and possibly result in another form but originating from their sources, ‘ad infinitum’. A good example in nature is the “Birds of Paradise” where adaptation, natural selection and evolution are very apparent.
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There is a spark of the “GOD” in all of us, if we only submit to the “Source of it All” which in abstract terms we call, Almighty God, Creator, All Seeing Eye, etc. In specific and human term, Jesus Christ, as revealed in human history and called and professed by Christians.
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Christians take a greater gamble or risk by believing in Christ, for they refer to a specific Savior – God. But those who deal with the essence, referring to the Source as God, All Seeing Eye, Light, etc . . have a safer role in their expressed beliefs.
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by Glenn A. Bautista

Christ, Center of All Things 

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. Here are Alex and Alan, two of my younger friends from Pearland. Quite regularly, the three of us used to do a 20-minute walk to the lake to relax from our activites at home. At the lake we would share the most recent jokes, play games with words, learn more about the golf swing, do a bit of photography and most of all do our regular meditation sessions. Being with Alex and Alan is always a delight. We could do just about anything we could think of: bowling, play chess, swim, go shopping, play the guitar and many others. Recently, I have chatted with Alex to remind them to meditate more regularly. I am sure they have not forgotten how to meditate.

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Here are Alex and Alan, two of my younger friends from Pearland. Quite regularly, the three of us used to do a 20-minute walk to the lake to relax from our activities at home.  At the lake we would share the most recent jokes, play games with words, learn more about the golf swing, do a bit of photography and most of all do our regular “meditation sessions“. Being with Alex and Alan is always a delight. We could do just about anything we could think of: bowling, play chess, swim, go shopping, play the guitar and many others. Recently, I have chatted with Alex to remind them to meditate more regularly. I am sure they have not forgotten how to meditate, play the guitar, swing the golf club and eat healthy.

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Alex and Alan at home, either busy with
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The three of us visiting their family-owned grocery in Anahuac, Texas – about an hour and a half drive via the freeways.

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. Millspaugh-Dao Family Chinese NY Reunion / Pearland, Texas -  (Images from my Motorola Droid CP and Canon Powershot G11) - Well, it has been eight months now since we moved in (end of June ’09) to Pearland, Texas with the Millspaugh-Dao Vietnamese family. Lorna and I were desperate looking for a two-bedroom apartment that would allow us to stay for three months - - the minimum stay in a facility required by her present employer. Of those we had inquired from, a six-month minimum was required. In my desperation, I searched further over the internet for other options when I came across a post from Huong Dao about renting an entire house not too far from Lorna’s facility. To cut the story short, we got to stay there briefly when the same house got sold. So, Huong offered if we wanted to stay with them right in the heart of Pearland where Lorna works.      This is why I now have these photos of a family reunion coming from Kansas, New Jersey and South Vietnam.

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Millspaugh-Dao Family Chinese NY Reunion
Pearland, Texas(Images-Motorola Droid CP & Canon Powershot G11)
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Well, it has been eight months now since we moved in (end of June ’09) to Pearland, Texas with the Millspaugh-Dao Vietnamese family. Lorna and I were desperate looking for a two-bedroom apartment that would allow us to stay for three months – – the minimum stay in a facility required by her present employer. Of those we had inquired from, a six-month minimum was required. In my desperation, I searched further over the internet for other options when I came across a post from Huong Dao about renting an entire house not too far from Lorna’s facility. To cut the story short, we got to stay there briefly when the same house got sold. So, Huong offered if we wanted to stay with them right in the heart of Pearland where Lorna works. This is why I now have these photos of a family reunion coming from Kansas, New Jersey and South Vietnam.Of the two-year and more stay here in the US, this is one big family Lorna and I have been very close to, not to mention Dick and Marilyn Turingan of Bobtown, Garland, Texas who had helped us a lot getting adjusted living in Garland, Texas. Lorna and I will always be indebted to a lot of people who have been a part of us in places like Weatherford (Ralph, Janet Ragsdale, Len & Joyce, Larry & Barbara & the Pathfinders), South Houston (Romy & Rori), Katy (Pastor Butch Ramirez), Sugarland (Noel & Elvie Ferrer) and Pearland (Anh & Huong Millspaugh) – – all in Texas. Of course, we have not forgotten those people who continue to care for us who live in the states of California (Bautista families), Colorado (Joy Zafra & Bill, Jim, Jon, Tere, Mike & Cece) and Canada (Pastor isagani Lazaro). Life could have been otherwise for Lorna and myself, but the good Lord through his angels has always done good things for us. We will continue to be grateful to Him for his guidance, protection and wisdom. 

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' Millspaugh-Dao Family Chinese New Year Reunion . February 4, 2011 / Pearland, TX


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

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

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G L E N N    A N G E L E S    B A U T I S T A
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Born in 1947,  G l e n n   B a u t i s t a   is one of the youngest Filipino painters to have achieved an international reputation. His was the unusual experience of having his very first painting win an international contest – – – the Christmas Art Contest sponsored by World Literacy and Christian Literature in New York in 1964. From a very early age, being raised in the home of a Methodist minister – he faced the question of the relation of art to Christianity.

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THE EVENT by Glenn A. Bautista
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The Birth Scene is THE EVENT designed by God to usher into the world the Kingdom of Heaven. The faint outline of the world, cross, and Bible suggest that the translation of THE EVENT into human experience has not proceeded far enough. But modern man need not accept defeat! The three Wise Men and their modern counterparts are still persistently pointing to the Star of Bethlehem as the one sure hope of peace,
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The Event (tempera on board), First Prize Winner, International Christmas Art Competition, New York World’s Fair, New York, N.Y., U.S.A., World Literacy and Christian Literature, NCC 475 Riverside Drive, New York, N.Y. 10027 @ WLCL, Printed in U.S.A.

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. 1967 – “Glenn’s Early Religious Works”, Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines1968 – “Come All Ye”, Union Church of Manila, Makati, Philippines

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1967 – “Glenn’s Early Religious Works”, Abelardo Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines; 1968 March –CMLI Art Scholars Art Exhibition, Philamlife Building, United Nations Ave., Manila, Philippines; 1968 –Come All Ye, Union Church of Manila, Makati, Philippines

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(Recently the Patmos editors asked him about his art and his faith.)

Q: How do you understand your role as an artist in relation to the society you live in?

A: Whether we like it or not, we relate to society, at least, financially. I have made quite a number of exhibitions of my art work, what I sold I had to live with until the next show. I think it is likely that if I get too rich and profitable, I might become lazy.

Q: Do any of these considerations really count?

A: Well, it’s like this. Every human on earth has a role to play. As for me, I’m drowned by visions, by things I see, things I imagine – like ideas in art. These visions and ideas just come into my head. I have to let these thoughts out in the most effective form of expression I continue to discover. That’s the role I believe I have as an artist. Money is only a tool to allow me to express myself in art – to express what I have inside of me, creatively and meaningfully.

Q: Some have said that it is too easy to become successful in this country because there is not a strong critical tradition: would you say that is true?

A: It is too easy to fool the public. There are true statements in art and there are false statements. This is one task I have to work out and realize for myself. Whenever I do something, I do something new. I never go back to re-do what I have already done. I keep on changing. People cannot pinpoint something and say this is Glenn Bautista.

Q: Is it a temptation to keep painting something when you have found that it sells?

A: Yes, but I don’t paint to sell or paint because it sells. How can I do that? I’ll be violating myself.

Q: But how do you perceive your role in society?

A: Honestly, as an artist I do not think about society. I just bring out what is in me. I don’t know how that would affect society or patrons of art. An artist just expresses himself, learns from himself and continues to make an effort to understand himself. He paints not to make a statement, but is always in search of himself much like the show I had “In Search of the Divine”. Long before this show, I had talks with my father who is a Methodist minister. More often than not, we conflict in our ideas and lifestyles. 

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Central Methodist Church (interior-exterior) artworks by Glenn A. Bautista – T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines – ca. 1965 — 594 T.M. kalaw, Ermita, Manila, Philppines.

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Q: Does he appreciate art?

A: Oh yes, but his appreciation is on the spiritual level. If anything I did was related to spiritual matters – about God, the Bible, the church, and especially to help propagate Christ, he would be very happy about it. And they have to express a message. Of course, I understand this now much better than I did before. It was merely self-expression and transfer of thought from a book or an idea to a canvas. It was mere execution. There was no spiritual involvement with the work. I was just a kid.  
I would struggle to perceive my father’s message and I would try and visualize it with a painting. Often he would come up with several interpretations of my work. I can only understand them when he explains them to me. That’s how I got started. Those were very good and interesting experiences I had with my father.

Q: How did you come to understand things differently?

A: When I really began to relate my work with everything that I am. I became totally involved with my work.

Q: How would you describe this tension with your father over lifestyle?

A: During the time I lived with him, whenever I did any painting, I knew that he would appreciate it if it was religious. So, it was not “art for art’s sake. Now I don’t know the difference. I think art’s essence and Christ’s teachings are the same in truth, beauty and harmony. So whatever I do in art is Christian and religious.

Q: In what sense are they religious, say, if they have nothing to do with the Church?

A: Some basic doctrinal statements from different ideologies may fit into some Christian ideology -such as good and evil. Personally, I believe Christian doctrine defines everything as defined by Christ Himself, because Christ is everything. So, whatever we do is basically Christian. I think about the Christ my father preached about. When I was a kid we would meet every Saturday and argue. I didn’t have any personal relationship with Christ then. Time came, on my own I had to search other religions and cults only to end up embracing what Christ has long offered us – true salvation, everlasting joy, peace, and life.

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1976 December – “In Search of the Divine”, Sining Kamalig, Manila, Philippines

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Q: Does that show in your exhibition” In Search of the Divine?” Was that a part of your own personal search?

A: Yes

Q: Do you ever sit down and try to do something particularly Christian . .Christian symbols?

A: I have no fixed assumptions when I paint, I let go. I’m more involved with the process – and that’s it.

Q: Who have been some of your important influences? You studied here?

A: I took my first year at UST. Then I decided to move to UP where I finished Advertising. Finally, I took a two-year course at Brooks Institute of Fine Arts in Santa Barbara, California.

Q: Were you influenced by art in California?

A: I was really too busy to go out and see what others were doing.

Q: You were not interested in what others were doing?

A: No, I was interested in my own thoughts. Maybe when I was younger, looking around, I was stimulated, but no direct influence.

Q: You never keep any of your work?

A: No. I did not get attached to my work then nor did I tend to go back. I just wanted to go forward.

Q: If you didn’t get paid for your work and you knew no one would look at it, would you continue to work?

A: Oh, yes. That has happened to me. I have had shows where not one painting was sold. I just kept going. Maybe I would be sad if I find myself working for somebody one day. Where I am at now is setting up a workshop with all my materials where I can say or do whatever I want.

Q: You have made some commitment to Christ, is there any way you express this in terms of a fellowship?

A: That’s a natural thing for me. When I’m finished with my work, I see my friends. I visit them. We talk about things that matter. That’s how I have fellowship with others. I don’t have a schedule when I do that. I talk to the Father. I am in communication with him every day.

Q: Do you work with other artists? – – that Saturday group?

A: I know all of them, but I prefer not to work with artists. Sometimes I have craftsmen working with me.
We can work intimately together.

Q: There is never a time when you say: I’m going to do a religious painting?

A: I’m just expressing ideas – they belong to God. I cannot define a literal interpretation of the Christian life or doctrine in painting, nor can I define experience too. When I was younger, I was healed by a faith healer, Bob McAlister. I was allergic to eggs. He prayed over me one night and made me eat eggs. My allergies manifested again after eating those eggs. However, since then I have had no problems. 

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Family Bible Study / led by my father, Rev. Ignacio P. Bautista / Wesley Methodist Church, Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines - ca - 1952

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Family Bible Study / led by my father, Rev. Ignacio P. Bautista / Parsonage – Wesley Methodist Church, Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines – ca. – 1952

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Glenn delivering the "Easter Sunrise Service" / Houston Trinity United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas

Glenn delivering theEaster Sunrise Service / Houston Trinity United Methodist Church, Houston, Texas

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Interior Pix – GlenLornDav Gallery-Studio

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Interior Pix – GlenLornDav Gallery-Studio – Part 3

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Same room where David’s drum set is now.
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“Woodscape”– by Glenn A. Bautista – (4’x8′ ft) Acrylic airbrush painting on the wall – 1979 November
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Video: Window Screen – -> GlenLornDav Art Gallery /

BF Homes, Paranaque City

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Lorna was delighted to see this window screen at Wilcon Builders Depot and thought that it might be good for the GlenLornDav Art Gallery front window – – true enough it worked for the art gallery’s aesthetic . . . here’s the video David took with his cell phone — at BF Homes, Parañaque – (click –> link to Facebook)

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Art Talk/Exhibit – Easter Sunrise Service Houston Trinity UMC

 

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Easter Sunrise Service

Houston Trinity United Methodist Church
Katy, Texas April 3, 2010 / 9:30AM

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Lorna and I were already up and about early Saturday morning for our trip to Katy, Texas. We left shortly before 10AM for Katy taking freeways I-45 N and I-10 W. In less than an hour, we arrived at Pastor Butch Ramirez’s residence just to discover that nobody was home.

Anyway, I called him by cell phone to find out that he was at the Houston Trinity UMC preparing for the Easter Sunrise Service. In less than 10 minutes, he was waving at us from his place when we were coming back from a stroll, stretching/limbering our legs and bodies from the not too long a trip from Houston to Katy.

Not too long from then, we found ourselves at the kitchen talking, drinking coffee, tea, eating home-made “suman” (rice cake), courtesy of Obed, their Filipino cook prepared by wife, Lerree whom Pastor calls “dahl”, maybe a shortcut of “darling”, hehe. We spent the rest of the afternoon at the church to have an ocular of the place where I would conduct my “Art Talk/Exhibit”. We then arranged the long tables and chairs for my art presentation.

Headed back home to print my message for Easter and didn’t have to eat dinner since we had several pieces of chicken at the church that late afternoon. Anyway, the next day Sunday, we left their residence by 5:30AM for the Easter Sunrise Service at Houston Trinity United Methodist Church.

Before I knew it, I had already delivered my message and conducted my “Art Talk/Exhibit”. It was a fun Easter day spent with a majority of Filipino congregation and a few Americans. We stayed around at church until 4 PM just chatting with a few friends and headed back home to Houston.

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Art Talk/Exhibit – Easter Sunrise Service Houston Trinity UMC
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Houston Trinity United Methodist Church – (11/10/2013)

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. Pastor Butch Ramirez's message this morning,"rebuilding God's temple" is threefold: rebuilding our physical body, rebuilding our beloved motherland, "Pilipinas" (typhoon "Yolanda"), and rebuilding anything that was whole, tangible or intangible. Such an amazing message, come to think of it . . .

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Pastor Butch Ramirez’s message this morning,”rebuilding God’s temple” is threefold: rebuilding our physical body, rebuilding our beloved motherland, “Pilipinas” (typhoon “Yolanda”), and rebuilding anything that was whole, tangible or intangible. Such an amazing message, come to think of it . . .

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Badong Ramirez (68) – Apr 5, 2010

Glenn, in behalf of the Houston Trinity UMC and the First Filipino-American UMC, please accept our gratitude for accepting our invitation for you to preach in our Joint Easter Sunrise Service. Salamat na rin for making a presentation of your art works to us. We were all impressed by your works and your desire to share it with us, free of charge.

May the Lord continue to bless your God-given gift of art, preaching, and music. I was surprised to know and hear Glenn playing the piano with ease.

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Glenn’s 2nd Message @ Houston Trinity UMC

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April 18, 2010 – 10:30 AM

Pastor Butch Ramirez of the Houston Trinity United Methodist Church invited me to speak again for the April 18, 2010 10:30 AM Service after he learned that the the manuscript I had for the April 4 (Easter Sunrise Service / 6 AM) was not at all sourced nor read by me since my message turned out to be more extemporaneous than verbatim. But, again, I couldn’t help but just eyeball-speak to the congregation for whenever I tried reading from my prepared manuscript, I felt distanced from the congregation, enough to make me feel that I would lose contact with them. So, although nothing of my previous message was repeated, I started and ended delivering an extemporaneous message, again. This brought laughter both to me and Pastor Butch Ramirez when I got seated with him after my message that morning.

So, Pastor Ramirez hinted that perhaps the best I can do for any next message I will have to deliver would just to have outlined “cues” just to guide me in making an extemporaneous speech. Well, I guess this is what I will do the next time I am asked to give a message for my future audience.

I found out one thing though – – that is, that I do enjoy communicating my thoughts to an audience especially when it comes to sharing with them my experiences as an artist in the past and recent years that I have been in solitude. After the morning service, we stayed on at the church for breakfast and interacted with the young and adult members of Houston Trinity UMC. After a while, Lorna asked me to drive her to Costco for shopping.

By 4 PM we were done with Costco and proceeded to Pastor Butch and Lerree’s place for our UHS reunion. The photos above are a few that Lorna and I have taken using my Motorola Droid cell phone. I took a lot of videos too and may upload them as soon as I am able to. Again, I thank the Ramirez family and Houston Trinity UMC and my high school mates for making April 18, 2010 a very memorable and enjoyable Sunday. On our way home a strong rain kept us entertained via freeways I-10 and I-45. In less than an hour Lorna and I were home, safe. Thank you Lord for that blessed day spent on the other, western side of Houston, Texas!

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BYRON KING’s CAR-STUDIO
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Mon, Sep 30, 2013 at 10:57 AM – Byron King
10:57 AM (3 hours ago).
to GLENN:
Thanks Glenn. Don’t we have a lot in common. Wow. A space to work is easy to find if one looks for it. When I showed my work I loved telling people I made them all in my car during lunch break. The reaction I received was always interesting. Most artists I know are so into their studio space that the work is almost secondary. The studio becomes a part of their identity. I checked out your books.
So cool you were able to get that much work done.
Thanks for sharing.
Best,
Byron King.
. . . . . . . . .Hi Byron, I thought of sending you this excerpt from my diary after viewing you in your car-studio.
Take care, my friend. – – gb
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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.
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.”
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” . . .
Blessings,
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Alfredo R. Roces
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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” . . .
Blessings,
glenn.angeles.bautista

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. Chatswood Festival  2013 by DingR:                                          http://dingrocespo.blogspot.com/2013/09/chatswood-festival-2013the-theater-group.html DingR, I can imagine the phantom perform, smell the amazing orchids, enjoy the beating of the drums, the parade, the band and didgeridoo's music, while the introspective Buddha watches them all resulting  Lcristina Bautista, Louie N Jane A, Alfredo Roces and 3 others like this. Alfredo Roces: Wish you had been with us here Glenn A. Bautista - September 18 at 8:35pm  Glenn A. Bautista: That would be great, DingR . . . perhaps, that day will come, in God's time . . . btw, I placed the link to your blog and my comment here 'coz I couldn't at your blog site even my blogger was active, but it could be done before .  - September 18 at 9:04pm

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Chatswood Festival 2013
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Glenn A. Bautista: DingR, I can imagine the phantom perform, smell the amazing orchids, enjoy the beating of the drums, the parade, the band and didgeridoo’s music, while the introspective Buddha watches them all resulting
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Alfredo Roces: Wish you had been with us here Glenn A. Bautista – September 18 at 8:35pm
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Glenn A. Bautista: That would be great, DingR . . . perhaps, that day will come, in God’s time . . . btw, I placed the link to your blog and my comment here ‘coz I couldn’t at your blog site even my blogger was active, but it could be done before . – September 18 at 9:04pm

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Glenn – Lorna Cleaning Day for the RAV4-2010

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Glenn Bautista & Steve Jobs  . photography / David C. Bautista

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Glenn Bautista & Steve Jobs
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photography / David C. Bautista
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While David and I were walking around Makati, he suddenly asked me to sit down in front of the books that featured Steve Jobs. David said, “look Dad what you and Steve Jobs are wearing . . . “, that was in front of “National Bookstore” in Makati.

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My PGA Pro Golf Instructor reading my book, "Mirror-Image Swing Plane". / Melbourne, Florida.

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My PGA Pro Golf Instructor, Jack Henry Saffold, reading my book, “Mirror-Image Swing Plane“, Jupiter, Florida

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Not so much of what I imagine a  ’universe or cosmic-scape’ could be, but more on the possibilities of what any drawing tool can lead me to, e.g.- a quick mathematical progression from small to large doodle can make a futuristic-scape exhibiting a foreground, middle-ground and a background. These pencil-pastel sketches are the result of this creative thought and of course, its variations, posing no limitations.- g.a.b.

The Universe

by Glenn Bautista – https://glenlorndav.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/the-universe-by-glenn-a-bautista/: Not so much of what I imagine a ’universe or cosmic-scape’ could be, but more on the possibilities of what any drawing tool can lead me to, e.g.- a quick mathematical progression from small to large doodle can make a futuristic-scape exhibiting a foreground, middle-ground and a background. These pencil-pastel sketches are the result of this creative thought and of course, its variations, posing no limitations.- g.a.b.

 

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A Foreword” by My Beloved Ninong “Ernie” Salas

– on Glenn’s book, “The Uncommon Art of Glenn”

 

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Glenn & Lorna / Estes Park, Colorado

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Bloglist Titles:

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B A U T I S T A     F A M I L Y :

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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

Meditation – “In Search of the Divine” 

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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

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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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EDUCATION:

My ’63 -’69 UST / UP Days

My UP (Peyups) Days / 1964-69 & Kunstakademie/Guest Student / 1980-85

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