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Pinoys dedicate art to Nazareno

by Athena Yap

WHILE many are busy preparing for the activities for the feast of the Black Nazarene, some Pinoys used their time to create art dedicated to the miraculous image.

The feast of the Black Nazarene is celebrated every January 9 and commemorates the transfer of the Black Nazarene from Luneta to Quiapo. Its traditional procession or “traslacion” attracts millions of devotees, although this has been put off for the past two years due to the pandemic.

Instead, a “Walk of Faith,” or a procession without the image is held. But not all will get to participate in this, and some have decided to show their devotion through art.

Several artists shared their masterpieces for the Black Nazarene on social media and gained a lot of compliments and appreciative comments from netizens.

Cookie portrait

Jaypee Bacera Magno, a self-taught artist from Iloilo, showed his devotion to the Black Nazarene in two artistic ways.

He formed the face of the Nazarene by using a toothpick to alter the filling in a chocolate cookie.

It is simple yet full of heart.

Another artwork that Magno did was an image of the Nazarene created out of black objects. He completed it in about one and a half hours.

Magno is a seafarer whose hobby is to do anything artistic in his spare time.

Leaf art

Another piece dedicated to the Black Nazarene is leaf art.

Joneil Calagos Severino, an artist from Gandara, Samar created an image of the Nazarene on a piece of taro leaf by using a precision knife to make cutouts.

Pencil portrait

Another work of art is by James Carlo Moyi who drew a portrait of the Nazarene using pencils and cotton buds.

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