Rejuvenate our modern world with a lost language.
Connect with ancient mythological ancestors.
Balance between our Urban and Tribal beliefs.
Strengthen and respect our cultural traditions.
Artist, Christine Balza is inspired by an ancient Filipino script, Baybayin. Last actively used in the 1800’s.
Christine Balza was born in 1968 at St. Patrick AFB, Florida. A mother of four children and a self taught artist; she finds her inspiration with the ancient Filipino script – Baybayin. In the beginning, she embellished pendants with sentimental words and peddled her jewelry at Filipino festivals and symposiums around the Bay Area. This year her art work has expanded to canvas paintings and sculptures, which has been exhibited at the Linen Life Gallery in San Leandro, CA and the Craft and Cultural Arts Gallery in the State of California Office Building—Atrium, Oakland, CA.
Currently, Balza’s work can be seen at the National Japanese American Historical Society, 1684 Post Street, San Francisco, CA from August 24 – December 30, 2011 “Deep Roots New Shoots” 40 years of Asian American art. An upcoming show will be at the Asian Art Museum on October 2, 2011.