Dried cured leaves artwork to be discussed in free online workshop


Artist Cristina Escario, the creative behind the large biomorphic installation Dahon (2018), will discuss the art of dried cured leaves in a two-part webinar workshop, titled Patterns of Connectivity, from October 13 and 19.

The lectures highlight the natural beauty in art and the endless possibilities of organic materials such as leaves. Escario introduces the patterns and compositions of nature, plus the diverse experiments and methodologies in preserving these. She guides the participants through the different facets of installations and elaborates on the importance of exploring visual metaphors in light of art as a form of social progress.

Escario is slated to share the inspiration and creative process behind her solo show Dahon: Transcience in Infinity, which utilized hundreds of dried leaves collected for over four years to depict the flow and continuity of human life and nature. She finished her bachelor’s at the University of the Philippines, where she currently pursues her Master of Fine Arts degree. As an educator, she shares her talent and experience with young student-artists in Art Theory classes and studio sessions in Sculpture, Drawing, and Painting at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS-CSB).

Hosted by the Arts and Culture Cluster of the DLS-CSB, Patterns of Connectivity is free and open to the public. It will be conducted via Zoom and will be livestreamed on Facebook. Interested participants may register through bit.ly/PatternsOfConnectivity.  More information can be found at www.facebook.com/benildearts.

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