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Skyline, carved amber crystal, H 35cm W 82cm D 15cm

Ramon Orlina
Architect and glass sculptor Ramon Orlina, a native manileño (b. 1944, Manila), fuses sculpture and architecture in his fluid shapes and forms. He works with glass as though it were stone or wood, that is, by carving it.

Glass is not an easy material to carve, but Orlina proves more than capable of transforming it by modulating natural light, mass, volume and space. Viewers are able to grasp surface and depth simultaneously. Light is transmitted to and trapped by the form Orlina has perfected. Ramon Orlina, a National Artist of the Philippines, has exhibited in Japan, United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Monte Carlo, Chile, Malaysia and Canada. He has been commissioned to create works for public spaces and museum exhibition.

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