Federico Sulapas Dominguezaka Ociredef Zeugnimod (name spelled backwards) or boyD was born in the municipality of Maluko, Province of Bukidnon in Mindanao. He descended from the Tagalogs of Bulacan province in Luzon from his father’s side, to the Mandaya of Davao Oriental from his grandmother’s side, and natives of Surigao Del Norte from his mother’s side. He studied Architecture at the University of Mindanao and Fine Arts major in Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. He currently works as a freelance graphic designer and art director, painter, illustrator and a member of the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP). He is married to Maria Teresa Cheng, an anthropologist and Community Development worker with three children, Rio Amir (Tsino), Montana Amir (Bubay) and Brisa Amir (Kimod). He currently resides in Krus na Ligas, Quezon City. He is also a recipient of the Asian Public Intellectual (API) Fellowship 2013-2014.
- Painting's Description: “Kangkaput” is an omen bird which belongs to the Cuckoo species. This story was narrated by the Penang people during my visit to their community beside the tributary of Baram River (the Apoh River in Kampung) in Long Belok, Apoh Baram. This story is categorized as a “suket jian” (good story) in the Penan’s repository of folklore. Stories like this are narrated at night in their jungle camp and individual apartments in the long house. These stories are important forms of entertainment. Some of the listeners make handicrafts such as mats and baskets while enjoying the stories. These are interactive activities which especially serve as a learning process and as a reminder to the village people of their morals and conduct because these stories depict the people’s activities, behaviors, relationships, experiences and everyday events.