Ramon Orlina (Sculpture)
Ramon Orlina is a renowned, multi-awarded glass sculptor from the Philippines. Drawing from his experience as an architect, Orlina chose to create sculptures from glass which he felt at that time had most potential in expressing his visual imagery. Exploring forms though glass cullets or crystal blocks, the artist continue to exploit their translucent quality and smooth finish produced from months of reshaping and grinding.
His glass sculpture pictured here was made in 2009 and is one of many glass sculptures that he gave to his friend, Nestor Torre. This sculpture resembles a beating heart and could also be seen as an image locked in a powerful embrace, a fitting symbolism of the Filipino's caring nature.