TYPHOON PABLO ARTS AND CRAFTS, mystic beauty from the ruinsSeptember 6, 2013
It was during their exhibit in one of the malls here in Davao City that I got the chance to see Pablo Crafts mystic pieces. I thought I should own one, but when I returned I was kind of sad as they've wrapped up their stall and I don't know where to find them anymore.
Maybe fate really wants me to own a piece, when I went to do some errands in another mall downtown, I tripped on their painting display and I almost ruined it, Oh God, it’s a sign now is the time to get one.
I’m amazed by these two, both employ mixed media, each piece depicts dramatic, cryptic character and has the artist’s profound interpretation of that dreadful event.
Pablo Crafts are made by the people who were victims of the unforgettable Typhoon Pablo that hit the Northern Part of Davao Region in Dec. of 2012. Concerned government agencies have trained the victims on crafting stones and other livelihood possibilities coming from the rubbles of boulders, uprooted trees etc. left by the typhoon.
It’s a creative way of helping them not only to economic recovery but as a healing therapy as well after leaving them and 48,000 others homeless and penniless.
I decided to get the ‘garapon’; I thought it’s a heavy, mystique containment of my miseries.
They also have these wooden case lampshades which I must say craftmanship was perfected, bags, paintings even chili powder.
The proceeds definitely are of big help to them. If you want to own a piece from Pablo Crafts, you can contact Christine of Andap ng Liwanag on this Mobile # 0910 7366 934
Posted by verna luga
She earned her Masters in Applied Social Research at Ateneo de Davao University. She's a hard-core pluralist, an eternal optimist, a 40ish realist and a frustrated florist. She’s a mother, a teacher, a dreamer and who knows one day a potter.
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