b'Pacita AbadPacita Abad (19462004) was born in the Philippines. Her father was a con-gressman and Abad initially followed his path, studying law and organizing student demonstrations in Manila against the regime of Ferdinand Marcos. Because of increased political violence in the Philippines in 1969, she left the country to finish her law degree in Spain, but first stopped in San Fran-cisco, then opted to study in the United States instead. Abads second husbands work involved travel and she spent time in Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. Deciding to become an artist, she adapted techniques from various cultures in which she lived : ink-brush painting in Korea, batik-making in Indonesia, tie-dying in Africa, the use of mirrors in India, and of shells in Papua New Guinea. Her practice expressed an engage-ment with issues of globalization, transnationalism, and migration. She said she felt like an ambassador of color, another reflection of the insepara-bility of her politics and her aesthetics. I Feel for You Too (2003), part of a series of works called Endless Blues, was created in the aftermath of a cancer diagnosis and the 9 /11 attacks, and was inspired by the music she listened to for consolation. Exhibited in:Pacita Abad: Colors of My Dream, Tina Kim Gallery, New York, May 18June 24, 2023I Feel for You Too, 2003Oil, painted batik cloth stitched on canvas18 241.3182.2 cm'