This painting is an abstracted interpretation of the chaotic energy of my mother-city, Manila, Philippines. The city, piled with overpasses, and congested streets bustling with street vendors motorcyclists, cars, rickshaws and 'jeepneys' - there is never a dull moment in Metro Manila. I used a combination of techniques to create details and texture including outlining, dotting, scraping and layering. 

- Marianne Angeli Rodriguez

Metro Manila

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 0 oz.



Marianne Angeli Rodriguez
Covington, Louisiana

Getting to Know Marianne Angeli

Marianne is a self-taught artist and illustrator based in southern Louisiana near New Orleans. Her colorfully bold work is influenced by 15 years of living abroad in West Africa, Asia, Central America, and Europe. “My inspiration is drawn from world culture, ethnic textiles, and the harmonious colors reflected from nature,” says Marianne. “I’m interested in cultural diversity, rituals, symbolism, language, and the ever-changing symbiosis of communities and nature.” The work, which flows between abstract and representational, is marked by a consistent use of vibrant color palettes, novel shapes, and dancing patterns. Guided by Buddhist philosophy, Marianne strives to evoke kindness and compassion in her imagery.