Acrylic on canvas, 21 ½ x 27½
Opening Bid: Php 35,000
This painting depicts the process of winnowing (pagtatahip) to separate the rice grains from the chaff. The farmer holds a large winnowing basket with the mixture of rice and chaff in it, shakes it, and tosses the mixture of rice and chaff into the air, letting the wind blow away the lighter husks, while the heavier grains fall back into the basket. The painting captures the motion and skill of the farmer, as well as the contrast between the golden rice and the blue sky. The painting is a tribute to the ancient and traditional method of winnowing rice, which is now considered an art.