Sculpture #1 - BLOOM
Metal-reinforced fiberglass, airbrushed-painted with automotive lacquer paints, with interior lighting
"A flower in bloom evokes beauty and energy akin to the enviable promise of youth. Its gracefully shaped petals are comparable to a happy family whereby the parents look heavenward thanking Almighty God the Father for the birth of a new family member." JOEL EUGENIO E. FERRARIS, 2008
BLOOM is a five-piece sculpture set. It is designed as an interactive piece of public art where people could sit and relax. Each piece has its corresponding name. The largest is called FATHER, followed by MOTHER, SON, DAUGHTER and the smallest situated at the center is called CHILD. The set represents the early stage of a blooming flower and symbolizes the energy, beauty and promise of youth. This also depicts the family showing the parents looking heavenwards and thanking God the Father Almighty for the new member of the family.
One weekend at the mall with the family will inspire bonding and while the youngest child is placed at the center and the focus of all each one will hopefully be reminded that without the rest there is no family. And like the flower that depends on the blessings from our Almighty God the Father for its existence and beauty so too are we.