Dreamer | Truth Seeker

Healer| Community Builder

Inspiration | Spirit | Love

Loralei Rose Bingamon creates her “heARTwork” out of her desire to use the power of images to uplift and heal her community. She believes that art can be used as a form of community empowerment and is motivated to create not only for the purpose of self-healing, but to give back to her community.

Artist Statement

As an artist, I draw inspiration for my pieces from both my lived experience as a multi-racial Pinay and from my interactions with the community at large. What moves me to create is my desire to visually bring into life my inner most thoughts, feelings, and emotions of which I have no words, but find necessary to express. I create to heal myself, but also to empower those who can relate to my work.

Collage is the art form which I often choose for my process. Using found images or photos I have taken myself, I reconstruct what is before me, and piece together something completely new and representative of my feelings at that present moment. Often, looking back at the images I have created allows me to watch my personal growth process before my own eyes.

To me, the power for us as humans to create and be creative is essential to life. Without creativity we remain stagnant and unable to grow and experience life more fully.


* photos by eloise nadine hernandez







3 Responses to “Biography”

  1. Jason Gandia July 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    Great bio, and hope all is going well for you. I’m excited to check out some of your art on here and on the other links, also I need to check out your heARTwork in person sometime, let me know bout your next show and I’d love to show some support in the near future for quality work. also if you have sometime check out my lil brother’s girlfriend’s website

    and let me know what you think… take care and dope artwork once again.

  2. Amee November 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi Loralei,

    You are truly an inspiration to me! I’ve purchased a few of your works when you’ve tabled at FPAC and seen them at LA ArtWalk exhibits. I feel connected to your work particularly because my visual medium is in the form of collage as well and I completely agree with your statement: “Using found images or photos I have taken myself, I reconstruct what is before me, and piece together something completely new and representative of my feelings at that present moment.” That’s how I’ve always felt about my collage work; spoke directly to my creative center! Feel free to take a look at my team’s website; we’re a publication called Purple Root Collective, focusing on creative individuals in the Filipino community. Look forward to possibly working with you in the future and seeing more of your art!


    • loralei rose November 14, 2011 at 11:45 am #

      Hi Amee,

      Thank you for your thoughtful message! It means so much that you took the time to write. I look forward to checking out your website.

      I think it is great that you have found a creative medium that speaks to you and helps you understand and express yourself. Hopefully some of your collages are on your site so I can check them out! Isn’t it awesome how collaging offers us a way to construct new representations of ourselves? 🙂

      I definitely want to keep in contact. Email me anytime at

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