If Trees Could Talk is presented to you by CANVAS, in partnership with Project Bakawan, featuring the works of twenty-seven of the Philippines' most promising and admired young artists.

Development
There is a fundamental relationship between humans and nature that seems to be lost or forgotten as we work towards what we call “development.” 

In fact, in practice, it seems that any progress or development...

...leads us further and further away from nature, as if the two were polar opposites.

Humans and Nature
If Trees Could Talk explores this tension-fraught relationship between humans and nature. 

If trees could talk (and we could listen)...

...they would have quite a few things to say.

We are not separate from nature. 
Perhaps, they could remind us, just as Albert Einstein does, that we are part of nature, not separate from it. 
A message from Albert Einstein:
A human being is a part of the whole called by us ‘universe’, a part limited in time and space.     

He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest...

...a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.

This delusion is a kind of prison for us...

...restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us.

Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison...

by widening our circle of compassion...

...to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Credits: Story

If Trees Could Talk is part of Project Bakawan's campaign for the environment.

Participating artists include:
Leonard Aguinaldo
John Paul Antido
Marcel Antonio
Elmer Borlongan
Ruel Caasi
Ninel Constantino
Anton del Castillo
Daniel dela Cruz
Demetrio dela Cruz
Ferdinand Doctolero
Alee Garibay
Emmanuel Garibay
Rommel Joson
Erwin Leaño
Dante Lerma
Joven Mansit
Ferdinand Montemayor
Jim Orencio
J Pacena II
Anthony Palomo
Jerson Samson
Brendale Tadeo
Tammy Tan
Palma Tayona
Jomike Tejido
Roderick Tijing
Wire Tuason

For more information, visit www.canvas.ph.

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