Nature lovers and art enthusiasts will certainly find Nuvali’s “Greenstallations” to be interesting attractions within the estate. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, though, lies a curious story that will certainly enhance your appreciation of these proudly Filipino creations.
A portmanteau of the words “green” and “installations,” Nuvali’s Greenstallations are situated at different areas of the Nuvali grounds. These are specifically intended for public consumption, and are located in places where people can easily spot them from afar and walk up to them to appreciate their beauty up-close.
Embodied by each Greenstallation is a simple but significant message about the environment. Nuvali promotes sustainable development and living, which are effectively exemplified in the four Greenstallations.
“The Last Tree” by Mario Mallari
Between the two Evotech buildings near Solenad 1 is “The Last Tree,” a unique sculpture created by Mario Mallari. Mallari, a scrap metal artist who finished Architecture at the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP), created this sculpture from materials he found in a metal assemblage. It stands as a reminder that with a bit of creativity, recycling can go a long way.
“Flower Primitive” by Juan Carlo Calma
Along the side of the lake at the Nuvali Boulevard stands the “Flower Primitive.” Created to resemble a cluster of large, red flowers, this piece by artist and California College of the Arts (CCA) alumnus Juan Carlo Calma is comprised of metal polished to near-perfection. At first glance, these gigantic flowers look like they could have been pulled straight from the Mesozoic era. Their shape and color make them a truly attractive addition to the area.
“Community of Creation” by Eduardo Castrillo
“Community of Creation” was designed and crafted by artist Eduardo Castrillo, the man behind such historic works of art such as the Paris Biennial (1971), “The Redemption” in Loyola Memorial Park (1974), the EDSA People Power Monument (1993), and the Andres Bonifacio Shrine beside the Manila City Hall (1998). This impressive brass sculpture was intended by Castrillo to demonstrate how a collection of imaginative minds can unite and create collaborative masterpieces.
“Luksong Lubid” by Michael Cacnio
Last but not the least is “Luksong Lubid,” which depicts children playing the popular traditional Filipino game. Crafted by 1996 Ten Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awardee Michael Cacnio, one can find this brass sculpture along Evozone Avenue, behind the Monochrome’s parking area.
As you make your way around the Nuvali grounds, you’ll definitely catch a glimpse of these green attractions. Pay a visit to Nuvali today and take an art walk to appreciate these beautiful works of art.
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