October 2, 2008

An artist's mangrove

Filipino artist Impy Pilapil, best known for her glass and stone sculptures, has had an interactive installation in the campus of the Ateneo de Manila University since February titled "Interactive: 12 Human Senses." Aside from providing a lovely touch of color to the grounds, it was actually fun playing with them. My favorites were two musical pieces. I'm speaking in the past tense because I discovered last week that they're being removed one by one. First to go was "Music Chamber," my favorite. I used a friend's photo of it to illustrate an April post in my other blog. This photo shows the bamboo "Chime Halo," the second of my favorites, and the showcase piece "The Mangrove – Nature's Embrace." I took this photo last week and when I passed by the area early this week, the colorful mangrove was gone. I'm going to miss them.

two of Impy Pilapil's interactive sculptures in the Ateneo de Manila

15 comments:

Eki Akhwan said...

That's what I like about artists. They have their own ways of seeing and representing the world and phenomena around them. Nice and colorful, Hilda.

Olivier said...

une belle création, je me suis promené sur le site de l'artiste, j'aime beaucoup


a beautiful creation, I walked on the site of the artist, I love

Webradio said...

Bonsoir Hilda !
Oui l'artiste a de bons trucs...
Jolie création...
See You later.

Halcyon said...

I like the colors. It's too bad they took it away. :(

marley said...

Its a shame its now gone. This is so colourful and interesting to look at :)

Layrayski said...

Interesting... and colorful!

Saretta said...

That looks like fun, but how did you interact with it?

Jules said...

What a shame it is gone - it looks like it was so interesting!!!

JM said...

Very original! I like the mangrove idea.

Jackie said...

How sad they're being removed - I hope they replace them with something equally fun!

babooshka said...

This is the kind of outside art I wish we have. It just brithens up an area ans ia a great talking point.

Sharon said...

A very interesting a colorful sculpture. Too bad it's gone. I hope it was installed somewhere else for others to enjoy.

hadeveyra said...

Hmm.. what a strange-looking mangrove!

Livio said...

Beautiful colorful idea.

Joy said...

That's my kind of art! People should be able to enjoy it.

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