Painter turned world-class sculptor, Michael Cacnio, gives life to Filipino traditional archetypes that reveal enduring truths about family life, human nature, and the rural community. A pillar of social realism in Philippine sculpture, the brass master is largely inspired by Filipino values and traditions. This fisherman sculpture can address the eye with the soaring power of a monument. The chief medium, which is brass, celebrates the richness of color. It gives his sculptures a high note as it draws attention to the not-so-decorative but elegant and graceful form. His works are deeply personal and yet are three-dimensional celebrations of every day to which the audience can easily connect, which explains why his works are sought by collectors.