Today, as I explored with these sculptors, I discovered that sculpting is not an easy job. Through makeshift shelter, heat of the sun( with the occasional rain), the deafening, roaring sound of the sculpting instruments, the marble dust blowing everywhere, the need for greater muscle strength as one wrestles with the marble slab and the instrument, and the creativity to make masterpieces,I can say these sculptors are doing a great job. I salute and give honor to these dedicated Langkawi Art Biennale 2016 sculptors..
Today, a group of sculptors went to the forest to continue with their marble projects.
GEARING UP FOR WORK
Celso Pepito has posted Jiks Villanueva’s output in FB with these words: “Jik is more at ease with using bronze, copper and wood in his creativity as sculptor. Allowing himself to go with the LAB2016 theme, he gladly embraced EXPLORATION to hopefully discover other medium that might add to his creative transformation. For this artwork, he challenges himself using marble.”
Now we’re beginning to see the formerly shapeless marble slabs are now slowly taking shape.
And everybody is happy, specially when two more sculptors from Nepal arrived today.