RENOWNED Thomasian visual artist Edgar Doctor urged people to open their eyes and conserve nature through his solo exhibition, “Harana,” mounted on Feb. 3 at the Art Lounge Manila in Mandaluyong.

The fine arts alumnus said he considered his abstract paintings to be “frozen music” that encourages his audience to treasure the environment and expresses its appeal for affection and attention.

“It is soundless, but it has music. The paintings will be the ones to speak with the onlooker heart-to-heart. Ganon lang kapag nag-uusap, heart-to-heart, walang kasinungalingan,” Doctor told the Varsitarian.

“Merong galit d’yan. Merong masaya, pero ang sinasabi niyan iisa: ‘Iligtas niyo ako, alagaan niyo ako. Ako’y para sa inyo. ‘Pag ako nawala, wala na rin kayo,’” he added.

Among Doctor’s “frozen music” is “Ako ang Lupa – Ang iyong Planeta,” a 48 x 48 in. abstract painting and the only artwork in the exhibit with a short poem.

The poem that accompanied the painting summarizes the exhibit’s plea to appreciate and preserve the beauty of nature.

The solo exhibit will run until Feb. 16. D.M.B. Cabalo


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