This rendition of Art in the Park's “mascot” is too funny
And it's making us hungry...
(SPOT.ph) Art in the Park 2017 has teamed up with the Secret Fresh Gallery for a limited-edition series of resin pieces featuring the star of the annual fair's distinctive logo, a bird. Artists like Nemo Aguila and JJ Amoranos have customized the small sculptures with their own stamp and style, and the pieces can be purchased at the Museum Foundation of the Philippines' booth during the fair on April 2 at Jaime Velasquez Park, Salcedo Village, Makati City.
Adrian Evangelista, well-known for his realist and surrealist works, is also taking part in the project. For his own Art in the Park "mascot," he created a fast-food tray with a "fried bird" at the center, complete with gravy and rice.
The entire artwork took three days to finish: Evangelista had to dry out both the high solid gel that he used to create the "crispy skin" effect, as well as the clay he used for the other food-like items. When asked what the inspiration was behind his sculpture, he says, "Secret Fresh has always been known for its custom-made toys so when I got the birdie, well, you know what they say, you put a part of your soul in every art you are creating. So I put [in] all my love for Chickenjoy and made this piece." Aptly enough, he calls it "Joy in the Park."
Art in the Park is on April 2, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at the Jaime Velasquez Park in Salcedo Village, Makati City. For more information, visit Art in the Park's website.