Photo by the Philippine Collegian shot last Friday, used here non-commercially for academic purposes.
At the center of the Oblation Plaza of the University of the Philippines Diliman this Christmas season, wrapped around the Oblation and with miniatures hanging on bamboo-like stilts (see photo and video below) is a multi-dimensional art installation depicting the “budyong” by Toym Imao.
The “budyong” is the pre-colonial bugle made of a conch shell used by the original inhabitants of these islands to call out to the entire community.
Here it is:
Budyong: The University calls out …
From the U.P. Diliman website, excerpted: “The centerpiece xxx is the “Budyong” by noted sculptor and painter Toym Imao. Imao earned an architecture degree from UPD and an MA Sculpture from the Maryland Institute of Fine Arts.
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