NUVALI, Ayala Land’s 2,290 hectare integrated eco-community in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, holds a month-long program this August called Greenstallations that aims to celebrate and promote sustainable way of living through art.
Owing to its commitment to economic, social and environmental sustainability, NUVALI via Greenstallations sets out to promote a deeper appreciation for the arts through outdoor art installations.
To achieve these goals, Nuvali commissioned world-renowned artists to create masterpieces that will adorn the lakeside commercial district of Nuvali.
The Last Tree By Mario Mallari Jr.
Armed with a degree in Architecture from the Technological Institut of the Philippines, scrap metal artist Mario Mallari, Jr. creates things of extraordinary beauty and splendor with the use of seemingly insignificant materials like scrap metal. His design for Greenstallations called “The Last Tree” is representative of his design trademark as it is made from found metal assemblage.
Flower Primitive by Carlo Calma
The second artist in the roster is Juan Carlo Calma, an architect who took up sculpture, painting, and light design at California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco. Calma’s Greenstallations contribution, aptly named “Flower Primitive”, resembles a cluster of gigantic red blooms. Seemingly soft and pliant sheets of metal are formed into delicate flowers that gracefully blend and complement the contours of the contemporary landscape.
Luksong Lubid by Michael Cacnio
Michael Cacnio is a 1996 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee who has made a name for himself for his figurative brass sculptures that pay tribute to nature and traditional Filipino scenes. Cacnio used Welded Brass for his Greenstallations design named “Luksong Lubid” that pays homage to a good old Filipino game.
Community of Creation by Eduardo Castrillo
Last but not the least is Eduardo Castrillo. Best known for his metal creations, particularly in brass and bronze, Castrillo’s resume includes the Paris Biennial in 1971, ‘La Pieta’ (also in 1971) at the Loyola Memorial Park and the ‘People Power’ monument (1993) on EDSA. Made of brass, Castrillo’s art piece is called “Community of Creation” a depiction of the dynamics of creative minds coming together and working as one.
Indeed, nature and man are one. Our daily lives are anchored in the wonders and marvels of Mother Earth. Through NUVALI’s efforts in integrating arts and environment, we can feel the presence of nature in our lives.