Monday, February 19, 2018

In Memory

NATIONAL ARTIST Napoleon Abueva was Dean of the UP College of Fine Arts when he created this magnificent treasure that now belongs to me, for winning Best Fiction in the 1982 UP Writers' Workshop. It sits on top of my computer desk, after enduring airport throws and countless balyas inside my wife's luggage on her trip back from the Philippines, to light up those still hours of the night in Maspeth. Humbled and thankful, I salute and bid you farewell, Dean!

Napoleon Abueva, Jan 1930-Feb 2018
Scroll inscription: In my craft or sullen art, Exercised in the still night--Dylan Thomas    N.V. Abueva '82

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