With WWF-Philippines President and CEO Joel Palma says, “The Philippines is one of the 17 mega-diverse countries in the world, home to more than half of the world’s species. We are very excited to have five of the nation’s top artists join our battle to conserve nature in the face of climate change. We hope that through art, we continue to raise awareness on the urgent need to step up environmental action to protect earth‘s biodiversity.’Living in harmony with nature, man‘s role in conservation and the concept of sustainability and home were just some of the themes explored in the pieces created for the collection. BenCab’s “Kapit-Bisig‘ and Borlongan’s “Wildlife Rehabilitator“ highlight the importance of man living in consonance with nature. Justiniani‘s “Kugos” (Carry) presents a caretaker donning a suit in the panda’s likeness to care for and protect the orphans of the species Santos’ idea of saving and salvaging materials through his art is reflected in his piece titled “Natural Selection” while Javier’s work entitled “Home” is inspired by her community in the province, stressing the importance of a sustainable environment.Though they had different approaches in creating their pieces for the collection. WWF’s Art Ambassadors are united in their call for people to save the environment. Borlongan shared that his particular concern is the destruction of our oceans.
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At the #ArtEarthHeart event in cooperation with #WWF @wwfphilippines featuring the 5 #Art Ambassadors to support its biodiversity conservation efforts. #Bencab #ElmerBorlongan #GeraldineJavier #MarkJustiniani #JoseSantosIII This exhibit is open to the public from April 24 until May 6, 2018 at the Ronac Lifestyle Center, Paseo de Magallanes. #CurlyDianneDotCom #earth #life #exhibit #lifestyle
Santos shared that he sees parallels in his work and that of WWF-Philippines. He makes his pieces from discarded materials turning them into something that is meaningful. ‘1 View this process as saving and salvaging these materials from their
The WWF-Philippines Art Ambassadors’ exhibition opens to the public on April 24 and runs until May 6, at Ronac Lifestyle Center, Magallanes.
To know more about WWF-Philippines and the “Art, Heart, Earth” project, you may visit www.facebook.com/WWF.Philippines.com.