Industrial design freshmen bag gold in annual eco-art contest

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Six industrial design freshmen win the gold in the San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation’s Mixed Media Eco-Art contest, held on Sept. 24 in Mandaluyong City. (Photo grabbed from the College of Fine Arts and Design Facebook page)

SIX INDUSTRIAL design freshmen topped the San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation’s Mixed Media Eco-Art contest, held last Sept. 24 in Mandaluyong City.

Th group of Huili Chua, Anjela Kallos, Pamela Dimen, Eubelle Lois Garvida and Patricia Marie Gallares won with their piece “From Thy Lips There Was A Bliss,” a 2×3 feet mixed media showing a mouth containing an eyeball and bridge extending from the tongue.

“It gives the simple message that if we all use our words and voices for the greater good, we could inspire more people to act toward making this world better,” Gallares told the Varsitarian.

The winning artwork is a figurative expression of how liberty of speech can build connections, open outlooks and initiate action, she explained.

“When you’re competing, it’s always best to think outside the box and dig deeper beneath the surface. We dug deeper and [that] idea came to mind,” Gallares said.

The group was supervised by industrial design instructor Willy Tubig.

Students from University of the Philippines finished second, while students from Polytechnic University of the Philippines placed third.

The San Miguel Yamamura Packaging Corporation Art contest is an annual event that accepts only three entries from the top six schools in the Philippines. This year’s theme was “A Better World To Live In.”

The winning pieces were displayed at the San Miguel Properties Center, Ortigas last Sept. 23-25.

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