By Marivir R. Montebon
The best things in life are indeed free, especially visiting a friend for a worry-free chat of personal and professional pursuits. It is one thing I like doing best in New York – chatting with friends and whipping up projects along the way.
Artist Mona Lunot Kuker shows how her works of art have blended well and beautified her apartment home in Forest Hills, Queens. She has finished her first book illustration project titled Manny and the Mango Tree, published by the Hard Ball Press in November 2014.
Mona is a labor union leader way back in the Philippines, having fought for worker’s rights when injustice was sitting heavily right on her nose. In New York, she earns her keep by taking care of small children as babysitter. At home, she takes care of herself and her husband, Steve.
This feisty but unassuming woman is currently working on her memoirs on labor organizing and domestic work for the National Writers Union’s aspiring writers mentoring program. An artist will never stop reinventing herself.