DAVAO CITY – Dabawenyo artist and sculptor Kublai Millan has been tapped by the Lunhaw Awards organizers to redesign the trophy which will be given to this year’s awardees who will be recognized for their local initiatives in eco-sustainability and advocacy.
“The design now elevates the trophy into sculpture. The winners will be taking home a Kublai Millan art piece to honor their efforts in contributing to Davao’s vision of a greener and sustainable city”., said Lunhaw Awards co-organizer and IDIS Executive Director Ann Fuertes.
Kublai Millan is Davao’s foremost visual artist. He is most known for his iconic cement sculptures in Peoples Park and the Philippine Eagle inspired stage at Rizal Park.
“Art improves our relationship with nature.”, said Millan, who believes that art can be used as a path for expanding environmental action within our region.
The Lunhaw Awards 2015 trophy is a fusion of metal and hardwood. It outlines a leaf blade, tracing its veins and midrib, and is mounted on a solid apitong block which Millan recycled from abandoned wooden buildings.
“This metal leaf sprouting from an apitong trunk is a statement of the Lunhaw Awards vision of a solid commitment towards recognizing and replicating green initatives which make our city more livable and sustainable.”, he said.
The trophy will be handed out to the winners of the Lunhaw Awards 2015 this March 13, 2015 at the Matina Town Square from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. As a prelude to the awards ceremony, a series of public mini-lectures on green initiatives by some of this year’s finalists will be held at 1:30 pm, also at MTS. This is open to the general public.
Organized by the City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO), the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (City ENRO), the Davao Association of Catholic Schools (DACS), the Davao City Water District (DCWD) and the Interface Development Interventions (IDIS), the Lunhaw Awards is an annual citywide search which recognizes innovative and sustainable green initiatives that protect and nurture Davao City and its watersheds. (#)