Sunday, September 13, 2015

Lam-ang in Bronze Comes Alive

Lam-ang in Bronze Comes Alive   
 The famous bronze cast statue of Lam-ang opening the mouth of a crocodile from the ilocano epic poem Biag ni Lam-ang. Burgos, Ilocos Norte. 

Panoramic view of the sculpture's setting, in Kapurpurawan, Burgos IN. “Kapurpurawan” is an Ilocano word which means white and the rock is indeed white.
Closeup views landward and seaward, respectively

This sculpture is a project of Governer Imee R. Marcos. Sculpted by Paul Quiano, a famous Ilocano-Ibaloi sculptor working with figurative and classic compositions such as “Bertong Bayawak” which frequently features him as one of the best in the contemporary Filipino art.

The Epic of Lam-Ang
By Pedro Bukaneg

And Lam-Ang dived into the river
Unaware of the crocodile had gone downstream,
While he went upstream.
And when he went downstream, the crocodile went upstream.
They soon spotted each other and begin to fight.
Lam-Ang became angry
And in one thrust subdued it.
Then, he carried it on his back and beached it.
...“younger sisters, take its teeth for a necklace for they can be amulets when one travels”

Photos and Excerpt by Seung Hae
(Hi my real name is Edgar Ace Labrador. Seung Hae Park is my Korean name translation I’ve tried before. I’m a Registered Midwife, Registered Nurse. I just finished my last major for teacher. I’m currently working in Keystone Language Center, English school for Korean student. I just turned 24 last week. 

From Internet: A Labrador
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Posted on March 13, 2015 

Some famous sculptures by and under the sea 

 Legendary Hero and Fiction Character
The boy hero who saved Holland by plunging his arm into a leak in the dike. Story of the Little Mermaid is immortalized in a harbor in Copenhagen

Underwater sculpture park
Jason Taylor founded and created the world’s first underwater sculpture park. Situated off the west coast of Grenada in the West Indies it is now listed as one of the Top 25 Wonders of the World by National Geographic and was instrumental in the creation of a National Marine Protected Area by the local Government.

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