Graphics and Media Students Win Ayala’s Eco-Art Tilt
Two Graphics and Media students were recognized for their outstanding mixed-media creations during Ayala Center Cebu‚Äôs Eco-Art Competition Awarding Ceremony at the Activity Center last September 19, 2009 .
Katrina Garcia was the Grand Prize Winner for her piece dubbed as “Transformer Code: BK2CHR (Bike to Chair)”, while Ivan Anthony Gabales was Honorable Mention for “Lampshade”.
Inspired by the challenge of how to recycle the worn-out components of “trisikads” in the barangay, Garcia’s “BK2CHR” creation ingeniously used scrap materials and junk parts from a bike and transformed them into a chair. The rims and handle bars were welded together, while the back and arm supports were reinforced with used nylon and nylon ropes.
“The result is a durable chair that seats comfortably, combining functionality and aesthetics. I’ve personally sat on it and it can withstand longer periods of sitting”, claims Garcia.
Meanwhile, Gabales’ safari-inspired lampshade was formed out of the accumulated junk from their house. He had wanted to show his mot her that there was no need to buy new home accessories as he could recreate their home accents from junk.
The “Eco-Art Exhibit: From Junk Springs Art” art exhibit and competition was part of the Greenology Campaign of Ayala Center Cebu. It displayed unique art installations that feature junk art and aimed to educate shoppers on the importance of reducing waste and recycling through art and innovation. Around 20 students from various universities and colleges participated in the competition.
The judges included Brgy Luz Captain Hon. Nida Cabrera, USC-FA professor Mr. Radel Paredes, and CHI Sustainability Officer Mr. Elson Homez.
Garcia, Gabales, and the rest of the winners received cash prizes from Ayala.