Artworks, Metro Art Rider Portrait Series

Mga Bayani Sa Ating Paligid (Heroes In Our Midst)

Eliseo Art Silva, "Mga Bayani Sa Ating Paligid (Heroes In Our Midst)"

Project Description

Mga Bayani Sa Ating Paligid (Heroes In Our Midst) shines a light on Filipino American caregivers Teresita, Jade, Marlon and Joan. While largely unnoticed here, they would be heralded for their work and sacrifice in their home country. The Filipino flag’s sun rays connect them each to cultural symbols representing family, respect, and tradition.

About the Artist

is a painter, muralist, author, educator, dramatist and designer interested in communicating marginalized histories. Born in the Philippines, Silva earned a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design and an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. He is best known for his Los Angeles mural Gintong Kasaysayan.