Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sculpture: Seven Sisters
Dr Abe V Rotor
A detailed study of Julie Lluch Dalena's sculptural piece, The Seven Sisters. The work depicts the arrival of seven sisters of St. Paul of Chartres in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, the first mission of the SPC congregation in 1905. The sculptress made three representations in her composite work: a mythological angel at the prow of the first boat, a Paulinian student at the prow of the second boat. The first boat carries old sisters in apparent fear of an imagined storm, while the second boat carries Paulinian students who showed not even the slightest fear. In fact one of them is touching the crest of a big wave.
Artists are known more of their philosophical interpretation of their subject, more than faithfulness in the reproduction of real things. "What is essential is invisible to the eye," says the fox to the Little Prince in Antoine de Saint-Exupery' novel, The Little Prince.
A mural interpretation was made by AV Rotor on the hanging walls and ceiling of an arch marking the 100 years anniversary of the SPC Mission at SPU Quezon City
Former St Paul University Museum,