Impy Pilapil
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This school creates — and innovates
by Impy Pilapil - February 10, 2018 - 12:00am
I met Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) president Dr. Elizabeth Quirino Lahoz through a mutual friend and was invited to contribute a passage about teachers in their 50th founding anniversary book:...
Richard Coleman on buildings that speak
by Impy Pilapil - May 19, 2017 - 4:00pm
As designer and sculptor, I have met and become quite good friends with many practicing architects.
A day at the National Museum
by Impy Pilapil - May 30, 2016 - 12:00am
The museum, in a nutshell, is a nation’s repository for culture, history and progress.
Pando Manipon turns a new leaf
by Impy Pilapil - December 15, 2014 - 12:00am
I met the artist Fernando “Pando” Manipon back in the 1970s when I entered an interesting little shop in Mabini. It had a cozy, Carnaby Street look, but perhaps more flamboyant.
Wings of soul
by Impy Pilapil - September 30, 2013 - 12:00am
Not everyone is blessed with a strong spiritual connection that acts as ballast for living life. Many continuously search for meaning and never find it.
Why moms should encourage kids to be artistic
by Impy Pilapil - May 5, 2013 - 12:00am
When one sees a child drawing, dancing, reciting poetry, acting, singing or wanting to play a musical instrument, parents should be more than happy to encourage these activities in their children. These inclinations...
Junyee: Dealing with dark matter
by Impy Pilapil - July 7, 2012 - 12:00am
The local art scene has been thriving of late.
Emily SyCip Cheng: Ventures and vision
by Impy Pilapil - February 6, 2010 - 12:00am
Emily SyCip Cheng is an international artist known for her vibrant paintings enriched with story-imbued details.
Of Saturn Cycles and a mineral cross
by Impy Pilapil - January 16, 2010 - 12:00am
As a citi-zen of the cosmos, my Saturn Cycle has started to unfold. It is said that in this particular cycle, imperfections, shortcomings, as well as good deeds, bear fruit.
A walk through the woods and artworks
by Impy Pilapil - August 23, 2009 - 12:00am
One day I dreamt of a utopia: finding a space where my sculptures could rest and where people could walk among them as if walking through the woods. — Eduardo Chillida
Four days and a wedding
by Impy Pilapil - November 11, 2007 - 12:00am
Culture shapes people into a nation. When one thinks of a population of 1.2 billion, it’s easy to imagine an intriguingly diverse and ancient culture that goes back 5,000 years.
Junyee, a cultural treasure
by Impy Pilapil - November 18, 2006 - 12:00am
I believe that sustained excellence in one’s work, to be an influence to other artists and to make a contribution to the art development of a nation, should be more important than popularity. –Junyee,...
ASEAN FUSION PART 2: Around the world of Asean design with 18 designers
by Impy Pilapil - October 28, 2006 - 12:00am
A new concept in Asian design called "ASEAN Fusion" was born at the Tendence Lifestyle Design Fair 2006 in Germany. Eighteen designers from ASEAN member countries joined forces to create a characteristic...
ASEAN fusion in Tendence Lifestyle 2006
by Impy Pilapil - September 30, 2006 - 12:00am
Seventy-eight nations from around the world converged to present the very best in designer products over 110,000 square meters of exhibition space at the Messe Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center, Germany.
Emily Cheng: Breathing new life into art
by Impy Pilapil - June 10, 2006 - 12:00am
A collection of paintings by Emily Cheng at the Ayala Museum is a welcome and delightful break from the "artwork" that has been dominating the local art scene and the papers today.
The art of the auction
by Impy Pilapil - May 14, 2005 - 12:00am
The number of art collectors and art connoisseurs in Asia has grown tremendously in recent years. The entry of international auction houses, such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s, has stirred an astounding demand...
Incredible Vietnam
by Impy Pilapil - December 12, 2004 - 12:00am
So how was Hanoi?" This was the question my friends asked me when I came back from Vietnam. All I could say was, "Poor, but beautiful!" Hanoi is not anything like Provence in the French Riviera,...
Ju Ming: Sculpting life
by Impy Pilapil - August 28, 2004 - 12:00am
The scale of the Sky is high and clear. The scale of the Earth is vast and deep. The Sky enlaces the Landscape with the wind and clouds. The Earth animates the Landscape with the rivers and rocks. It is only through...
Rekindling wonder
by Impy Pilapil - July 3, 2004 - 12:00am
When I look at an artwork, particularly a painting or any other work on canvas, the first thing that I consider is if it grabs me. This instinctive feeling determines my interest – whether I would take a longer...
Reminiscences of Gota de Leche
by Impy Pilapil - March 1, 2004 - 12:00am
The phrase Gota de Leche literally means "drop of milk," and no, I am not writing about a fountain of milk, but a charming old building in an obscure street called S. Loyola, between C. M. Recto Ave. and...
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