September 4, 2010

Pink behemoth

For ten months back in 2008, Filipino artist Impy Pilapil's large, outdoor sculptures for the exhibit titled "Interactive: The 12 Senses" were on display in the gardens of the Ateneo de Manila University. Many of us were very sad when they were dismantled because they added such bright spots of color to the campus. Happily however, two pieces were retained. The bamboo Chime Halo was reinstalled when the new Rizal Library was finished last year and this one, Surge, was never removed. One of the Ateneo Art Gallery curators told me that it weighs a ton, which is probably why the artist decided to keep it in the university.

Impy Pilapil's outdoor sculpture Surge at the Ateneo de Manila University


I'm glad. I think it looks great in the rock garden beside the Manuel V. Pangilinan Center for Student Leadership along my favorite brick path.

Impy Pilapil's outdoor sculpture Surge at the Ateneo de Manila University


Did you see me reflected on the glass window of the first photo? :)
See what's reflecting what at James' Weekend Reflections.
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19 comments:

Randy said...

This is a very nice sculpture indeed. Nice photos!

Lily Hydrangea said...

yes I can see your reflection!
I love outdoor sculpture & the scale of this is wonderful.
Nice job Hilda.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

A nice scultpure, I like the pink,

Reena said...

what happens nga ba to these sculptures after the exhibit? everything is returned to the artist? what happened na dun sa scary red crawling sculpture u featured before?

Pam said...

Its a wonderful piece of art work and it looks lovely in this rest spot, Hilda.
Have a delightful weekend ;)

EG Wow said...

How interesting that the artist decided to colour it pink. I wonder what the significance to that was/is.

Regina said...

Nice work of art. Love the color.
Great shots Hilda.
Happy weekend reflections.

James said...

~~~I'm waving to your reflection~~~

I think sculptures like this are great for schools or office complexes etc. It's a shame that it was only temporary.

JM said...

It does look great in the rock garden indeed!

Brookville Journal said...

The art we have here at pubic places is like this. Sheets of stainless steel cut to resemble people or things. Your pieces are in color and that is nicer.

Jacob said...

It looks light and airy and is quite whimsical! Wonderful sculpture!

ρομπερτ said...

Guess that i would walk through it every morning. Nice indeed. Please have a good Sunday you all.

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George said...

I really like this sculpture, and I agree that the rock garden is a perfect location for it. I'm glad it has remained there.

Ann said...

what is the sculpture?

Anne-Ma said...

Belle sculpture et jolie photo.
Merci pour votre commentaire. Bon week-end.

Eden said...

Beautiful work of art and your reflection is fantastic. Great shots.

michael said...

Very dramatic sculpture and so unexpected in pink.

VP said...

I really prefer these bench to this sculpture...

Francisca said...

Impy does some nice work, indeed. I like this arch, just not sure I'm digging the pink so much. Waving hello to you in the reflection, Hilda. :-)