January 6, 2010

Elemental

One of the stone and metal sculptures of Filipino artist Impy Pilapil graces the main entrance of the new Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University. Titled "Wind and Soul," it stands in the middle of a small water feature, just one of many in this proudly green building. The aesthetically-pleasing water features, which use reclaimed rainwater, are part of a system which helps control the temperatures in the building, reducing the need for airconditioners. The library is the newest of the university's facilities (replacing a smaller library building which will be renovated for other uses) and was only inaugurated on December 8, 2009. This entrance faces east; the first photo was taken at 4:00pm and the second at 7:00pm after the sun had completely set.

Impy Pilapil's 'Wind and Soul' sculpture at the Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University
Impy Pilapil's 'Wind and Soul' sculpture at the Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University

Natural or man-made, take a refreshing dip in Watery Wednesday.
Watery Wednesday

46 comments:

ewok1993 said...

this appeals to me a lot. thanks for showing/sharing.

Ebie said...

What a great artist! Love your photography as always. The reflection on the ball is even impressive. Did I see you?

Happy New Year Hilda!

Vicki said...

Now that is stunning. I also love that it is part of a green system. Art and functionality.

Sharon said...

I like this sculpture. It makes me think of an angel with a halo!

Tes said...

Great work of art and wonderfully photographed, Hilda! The second shot is my favorite, with its dramatic lighting! :)

afv said...

These are great photos Hilda. I can almost see you on the reflections, :)

brattcat said...

The transformation between night and day is amazing.

Perry said...

Great artwork & great job recording. The second is wonderfully moody.

Guy D said...

That is gorgeous, great pics Hilda

All the best
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Denise said...

This is an amazing sculpture and fountain. Great shots!

ρομπερτ said...

Nice combination, water and a library. Nice to see also the students in the first picture, waiting probably to get inside - the library.
Please have a nice Wednesday.

January said...

Cool! I love the sculpture!

Happy 2010 Hilda!

Hugs

Waterfalls

James said...

I'm kind of torn on this. On one hand I love it and on the other I wish that you would have used them for "Weekend Reflections". :)

Chuck Pefley said...

I like this sculpture. It has some resemblance to a shiny bald head with hair blowing in the wind.

Carolyn Ford said...

This is a fabulous sculpture and water feature! And, the reflections are such a bonus to this photo! Lovely!

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Rajesh said...

Beautiful piece of art work with advantage of colling.

Lianne said...

interesting structure. i miss ateneo! haven't been there in awhile and i heard so much has changed.

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The TEFL Don said...

Hilda great pics of this work of art. I like many others enjoyed the reflections you have captured.

Martha Z said...

That is a beautiful sculpture, thank you for sharing it with us.

Kaori said...

The image is really different depending on the time! Beautiful sculpture :)

Ricepatty said...

What a beautiful place the University must be surrounded by such artwork - love the "gazing ball" effect on the sculpture and of course the fountain.

Louis la Vache said...

Interesting contrast between the two images.

luna miranda said...

i enjoy the interplay of rough stone and shiny metal with water. interesting artwork.

Olivier said...

très moderne et très belle cette fontaine. belle gestion des lumières.

Don and Krise said...

I like this Hilda, and what a beautiful way to help with temperature control.

Regina said...

Another great shot!
A Wonderful New Year to you!

Regina

nuts said...

oh wow, fantastic!

cieldequimper said...

Hilda, I believe I haven't yet wished you and yours a happy New Year! These are both fantastic, I prefer the first one though!

VP said...

An impressive and funny looking fountain, I hope it works as they say...

Cezar and Léia said...

I loved these pictures, the artist had a great choice for this name, very inspiring!
Hugs
Léia

Misalyn said...

Great sculpture. I like the second photo.

Halcyon said...

Love this statue - it's so original!

Mirela said...

I can't decide which one I prefer... but they both look wonderful!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

a nice use of different elements.

Helena said...

That is a very cool sculpture. I love the idea of using water features to control the temperature instead of air conditioners.

Frank said...

Both shots are terrific, Hilda, but I really like the second one. So much more textural and interesting.

Manila has such incredible outdoor artwork

Dina said...

Very beautiful, both the fountain and its uses, and your photos.

glasgowdailyphoto said...

Oh, that is just beautiful!

Hilda, I'm so sorry I've been absent from commenting for so long. But I so appreciate your visits to my blog and your always positive encouragement. Here's wishing you a happy and peaceful 2010.

Jackie

JM said...

Great pics, Hilda! Wonderful for the theme!

TheHandAnswered said...

Thanks for the comment and keep up the great shooting yourself!
-Alicia
Concarneau Daily Photo

Andreea said...

A beautiful work of art, I love it.

gogouci said...

Beautiful metaphysical subject and shot.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

That's a really beautiful piece of art! And your two shots are great.

George said...

This is a beautiful water feature and a great Watery Wednesday post.

Eleonora said...

Environment-friendly, versatile AND beautiful! That is some piece of art. Thank you for sharing, Hilda.

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