All photos from Facebook: Pukot Sa Pangandoy
A study has revealed that 8 out of 10 Filipinos don’t have a dream. In a span of 9 years touching base with 614 Filipino teenagers in 54 provinces from different socioeconomic classes across the country, volunteer group The Dream Project PH found that the youth don’t often have a definite answer to the question of “Do you have a dream in life?” Worse, it was discovered that the reason for the youth’s lack of having goals is because they feel discouraged by what others had to say about their aspirations, on top of their lack of passion and opportunities.
It’s because of this that Filipino artist Richard Arellano was inspired to create something that is geared towards encouraging others to open up about their dreams and to chase them. He unveiled his art installation piece, called “Pukot Sa Pangandoy,” as part of this year’s National Arts Month themed “Sining ng Pag-asa” and also launched a digital form where people from all over the country could participate in his project by sharing their dreams.
“I started loving the graphic arts and web coding, but what made me choose not to develop more of my creative artistic skills was because of series of experiences that invalidates me as an artist,” Arellano wrote in a blogpost.
“This installation art explores the idea of starting the conversation about dreams and aspirations [and] ‘Pukot sa Pangandoy’ aims to spark discussion not only for the youth but for the Nabunturanons as a whole.”
If you want to share your dreams, you may do so in this link.
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