August 9, 2008

Divining the Philippines' future

People who watch the plays of the Philippine Educational Theater Association (PETA) will not get bored while waiting. This mural on the lobby wall has so much going on, our waiting time wasn't enough for me to read and understand everything. It didn't help that the kids were blocking most of the lower portion. Because we watched a morning performance, most of the audience were students required by their teachers to watch the play. The mural depicts the major arcana of Philippine politics and society (according to PETA). One of these days, I'd like to be able to get a clear shot of that mural, and close-ups of those tarot cards.

PETA theater lobby mural

5 comments:

Boise Diva said...

Yep - that deserves a very close look. There might be hidden messages in there.

Layrayski said...

Very interesting mural. Colorful. Right now, the crowd looking intently at it makes a good photograph.

USelaine said...

The colors in this remind me of those middle ages tapestries and icon screens.

metromanila said...

i'm liking the 'cards' more than the image they frame.

melanie said...

Le mur est très coloré. Je suis contente de voir cette scène avec des enfants et des jeunes. Ils sont notre avenir, notre soleil !