February 6, 2011

The legacy of a hundred years

The bronze sculpture Binhi ng Kalayaan (Seeds of Freedom) was installed at the Rizal Park during the Philippine Centennial in 1998. It is a monument dedicated to the men and women, many of whom are and will remain unknown to us, who fought for the freedom of the country against Spanish colonial rule. It also serves as a marker for the time capsule buried underneath it, which contains many documents and memorabilia related to the events of that great struggle.

Binhi ng Kalayaan monument and time capsule in Rizal Park
As is quite common in this country, I couldn't find the name of the artist anywhere on the monument, but the plaque did have the name of the President during the time it was installed: Joseph Ejercito Estrada.

7 comments:

George said...

This is a very beautiful -- and moving -- monument.

Abraham Lincoln said...

WOnderful statue. Sad though.

Cezar and Léia said...

this sculpture is magnificent!
Léia

brattcat said...

What a striking piece of sculpture.

Margaret said...

It is too bad that the artist was not named. We need to know more about him (or her).

Francisca said...

Hilda, I hope I can be honest and say I don't like this sculpture of the elongated man... it's just not how I see Pinoys or any humans, really. But I appreciate the sentiment.

Colleen said...

I think th artist who made this is very great..


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