Though she studied Architecture at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Arnica Acantilado sought to follow her passion and hobby for painting instead. Surrounded by supportive friends and family, Acantilado began developing her talent for the visual arts. In 2006, Acantilado ended up as a finalist at the 39th Shell National Student Art Competition. In 2008, she managed to bag the grand prize at the 22nd PLDT-DPC National Visual Art Competition. Contemporary artist Arnica Acantilado’s whimsical and surreal paintings evoke a sense of narrativity that rekindles our childhood imagination but also challenges us to rethink how we view and experience our stories. Featuring a number of whimsical elements amidst a mystical setting, this particular piece showcases the breadth of Acantilado's imagination.