Ambassador Minda Cruz receives the fabric sculptures as permanent collection in the Ambassador's residence, PH Embassy in Canberra, Australia.
Recovered retaso from Typhoon Haiyan are made to these limited edition sculptures under the 'bour·geon' Series.
Like the resilience of the Filipino spirit, these normally discarded fabrics made from banana/abaca fibers by Ditta Sandico are sculpted to represent the grace of our great people. Like petals in poetic bloom, the sculptures represent growth amidst adversities.
The sculptures are now part of the Philippine Embassy in Australia - Ambassador's Official Residence and The Philippine Consulate General's Office in New York's permanent collections.
'Warmed Fan Coral' Wall Sculpture, 2018
Garbage plastic wrappers, thrown-away foam, wood-base
Dedicated to the #internationalyearofthereef2018, this piece is an artistic commentary on how our reefs will soon be replaced by garbage plastics.
Consul General Tess Dizon receives the fabric sculpture as part of the PH Consulate Office in New York as part of its permanent collection - representing Filipino craft, material wealth, and inginuity.