April 29, 2014

Gestation

Niccolo Jose's 'Blue Eagle's Nest' "There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man
than the way in which they can build
and yet leave a landscape as it was before."
~Robert Lynd (1879–1949), Irish writer

A new building will be constructed in the Loyola Heights Campus of Ateneo de Manila University and, it being a Catholic university, a ground blessing was held last week. For the occasion, young sculptor and furniture maker Niccolo Jose created "Blue Eagle's Nest" using the soil and wood found on the site. The nest with its two eggs will remain on the site until the groundbreaking or until the next season's rains wash them away, whichever comes first.

6 comments:

William Kendall said...

That's an unusual tradition for new building.

José Mendonça said...

Fantastic! What a great idea. Love it!

Dina said...

Wonderful, wonderful!

Barbara Farr said...

Interesting.

LOLfromPasa said...

Blessings come in many forms and this one is quite amazing.

George said...

How very interesting. I don't think I've heard of such a thing before.