Monochromatic forms oscillate spontaneously in this masterpiece by National Artist Hernando R. Ocampo, swirling both above and alongside each other in a fluid dance of organic bodies. There is a synergetic flow to their interaction, none striking the other’s path but instead harmoniously influencing the balance shared by one another as if cogs of a plasmic mechanism. As Semana Santa devotees march behind Christ’s corpus, they become a living breathing wave of spiritual potency. Prayers are shared by thousands of tongues as fervent faith feeds off one another, amplifying the potency of their shared tradition. This is not so much a celebration, but a time for reflection. The energy that looms above the crowd is solemn with thoughts of the Crucifixion - a phalanx of penitents moving forward, a grey essence flowing in an unfixed yet singular path.