Inspired by the Classic Filipino folk song “Magtanim Ay Di Biro," Cultivate is a tribute to the country’s agriculture industry, which constitutes the foundation of sustainable development. “Magtanim ay Di Biro” translates to Planting is not a joke–– from bending all day long to plant rice to having no time to sit or stand. The song is an interpretation of a farmer’s perseverance, as they face tiresome tasks such as ploughing, planting, watering. This piece acts as symbolism and underlines the lack of support in training, finance, and infrastructure boost, and the disadvantages caused by intermediaries.
About the Artist
Daniela Lorraine M. Brutas (firstname.lastname@example.org), also known as ‘Raine’ is an aspiring classic romance novelist and contemporary artist. She was immersed in the beauty of writing through purposive storytelling. Raine also enjoys acrylic painting. She often finds herself painting from inspiration in her dreams dedicating pieces to her own life. Most of Raine’s works are heavily influenced by this expression of the subconscious mind from life’s usual predicaments. She is also the author of the blog, Clouds&Raine–A Dreamer’s Space (https://theyourlifeonthego.wordpress.com/).