Text incorporated into the artworks are lines from José Garcia Villa's "Poem #21 (Girl Singing)." The artwork images were first published in 1000 VIEWS OF GIRL SINGING curated by John Bloomberg-Rissman (Leafe Press, Nottingham, U.K., 2009) which presents nearly 40 poets and artists responding to Eileen R. Tabios' "The Secret Life of an Angel" and (its inspiration) Jose Garcia Villa's "Poem #21 (Girl Singing)."
Cecilia Ibardaloza is an artist, poet and calligrapher. She is the illustrator and co-author of BLUE, a whimsical poetry collection launched at the Library of Congress in September 2017, and presented at the 4th Filipino American International Book Festival and at LITQUAKE’s Lit Crawl in San Francisco in October 2017. Her most recent work, an illustrated poetry book, ANNE WITH AN E & ME, was released in January 2018.