I met Asion and Siony when I visited the Philippines in 1998. I don't think they were sisters, but through them I noticed a symbol of sisterly love that I often witness with Filipino women, Asion and Siony were the most memorable people from my trip and I kept their photo for a decade hoping to someday paint their portrait.
Manang (Sister), 2008
Oil on Canvas
24" x 36"
Not For Sale
(Collection of Carlos Fernandez-Pello)