Halimaw Sa Ating Kalooban


Halimaw sa Ating Kalooban (The Monster Inside) was inspired by mythical creatures in comparison to mental illness, disorders, and disabilities. I wanted to be able to open up a conversation about mental health through my designs and how messy and a struggle it can be - a taboo subject that needs to be talked about more often in the Philippines. The usual response from an unusual entity's presence is often to avoid it.

Artist: Adrienne Cruel
Title: Halimaw sa Ating Kalooban
Techniques: Trash bag weaved bodice with stuffed bags sewn to it.
Materials: Trash bags