ART AND ALCHEMY: A REVIEW OF EILEEN TABIOS' MY ROMANCE
Two other Filipino American artists are included in the book: Paul Pfeiffer and Stephanie Syjuco. In the chapter on Pfeiffer, Eileen hints at the politics of the art world itself, by showing how Pfeiffer, a Filipino American artist, morphed into non-ethnic identity once he won a major art award and became a celebrity. Such morphing, however, is not the artist's own doing, but of the art world itself. Thus Eileen recuperates the Filipino identity of the artist to obviate such imposed invisibility. Likewise, Syjuco's works are read by Eileen as addressing and contesting homogenization - a danger that we are all at risk of.