The Magnificent September Auction 2017

September 29,2017 | 02:00 PM
G/F Eurovilla 1, Rufino corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City, Philippines



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Riel Hilario  (b.1976)

Blossoming in a Distance Year
carved wood and epoxy resin
H:40” x L:24” x W:24” (102 cm x 61 cm x 61cm)

PHP 160,000

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In this sculpture by Riel Hilario, we are shown a figure emerging from a red octagonal pedestal, her body covered with crosses, leaves sprouting from her hands and forearms. Near her pubis, a site of creation, is an open book (also a site of creation, in which new worlds are born), at which her gaze is directed; her blossoming seems to be the result of devoted reading. This work in hardwood, which recalls the bastidor santos of the North, shows how reading is, at its very core, a transformative act, providing sustenance, growth, and renewal to the one who reads.

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