As an educator in historical buildings, there are many things we don’t want to see in a very esteemed building like our Provincial Capitol, such as the New Year and Christmas message that covers the top windows of the building every holidays. There are more appropriate locations for that. Why not in the Park or between the trees? That wouldn’t hurt.
But today, I have seen something different, the French Flag is hung on the Capitol!
Wow! Welcome the French in Negros Occidental! (I am aware it’s for the Independence Day Celebrations, ok?)
This is just a reminder that as artists, while we have good intentions in expression, we should still be careful in the messages that we convey. From a book I read, they say “It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear“. As public servants, there are small elements in our communication that create the wrong messages, – all the more reason we need to be careful.
And to provide a constructive solution, I believe that the colors would be different if red touches blue instead of white, just as in all artworks about the Philippines and our flag.
Just a thought. 🙂
And while we are here:
To all the French in Bacolod City, you should visit our Historical Landmarks and have a picture taken there. This Neo-Classical Building is one of the finest Capitols in the Philippines. Have fun this coming Independence Day. 🙂