Monday, April 6, 2009

THE ART PROJECT ] A tight little community of eraserheads

Heart by Ling Quisumbing Ramilo

While watching the TV coverage of that band's Final Set, I am also looking at the little metropolis of eraserheads assembled by artist Ling Quisumbing Ramilo (which sort of echoes the sea of people at the SMX concert venue when the camera gives a quick sweeping view from the top). Ling is known to have a fascination for blocks of scrap wood and other everyday things, materials that dominate her most recent exhibitions. "I have been working on a series, pencilworks. Isang katutak na pencils," she tells TheSwankStyle. "Siguro mga 30,000 pencils na or more. Since late last year. Kasama sa show sa Manila Contemporary sa April 18. Nagsimula yung series from a piece I did for my Green Papaya show, Domestic Bliss. Drawing board sya na pag binuksan mo, puno ng isang katutak na pencils. Natuwa ako, na-addict. Meditative kasi ang pagtasa. I'm fascinated by everyday objects kasi dami ng possibilities, sa pencil pa lang."


honey fortress
Honey fortress

Photographs by Ling Quisumbing Ramilo


  1. A really good work makes one smile. These ones do. The playful treatment of an extremely banal subject makes one focus on its surprising attributes, to stop and contemplate what one normally ignore.

    Keep on scouring the city (and beyond) for good works. The site is proving to be more and more interesting as it ages.