Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sail away



Presenting, Balanghai, by Leo Gerardo Leonardo, another one from the BGC art installation series (There are apparently 7 of them, not 5 as I'd originally said. Whoops! Five down, 2 more to go!). The Balanghai is a kinetic sculpture that moves with the wind and was inspired by balanghay, the name of the boat that carried the first Malays to the island. The sails represent the three major islands in the Philippines: Luzon (where Manila is), Visayas and Mindanao.

4 comments:

Hilda said...

One of the sculptures at BGC that I love the most!

A perfect post to say bye-bye with. ;) Enjoy your vacation and bring home lots of pics!

Miss clean shirt said...

I just stumbled on to your blog. I look forwrd to reading more about your adventures when you get back. Have a good holiday.

Kaori said...

What a creative sculpture! I like the artsy wiring at the end of the boats. Hope you're enjoying your adventure :-D

mia said...

Thanks for dropping by guys! I had a great time in Macau and Hong Kong. I've been to HK before but never in Macau. I must've taken five hundred pictures. Haha! Will try to sort them out and upload soon! :)