Monday, April 5, 2010

Supremo



This is yet another art installation in Bonifacio Global City (I've featured one here and another here. There are five of these scattered all over the area and looking for them has been like a treasure hunt of sorts). This 3-meter high brass-bronze installation by Ben-Hur G. Villanueva is called "Ang Supremo." It is a tribute to Andres Bonifacio, generally considered to be the Founder of the Philippine Revolution against Spain. The scene shows Bonifacio holding up a torn "cedula" or resident tax certificate, in defiance of the Spanish colonial rule. Andres Bonifacio is called The Great Plebeian. Despite (or maybe because) of his humble beginnings, he was able to lead the Filipinos in the struggle for independence.

Three down, two more to go!

3 comments:

Hilda said...

Most statues of Bonifacio I've seen have him holding the Katipunan flag. I think I like this better.

Yey, she's more than halfway done! Thanks, Mia. :)

Don and Krise said...

I like this one too. Beautiful statue.

mia said...

Hi Ma'am Hilda, Don and Krise! I like the statue too. I'm going to try and get a better angle of it. It's actually prettier than it looks here. I bet you won't even recognize it. :)