An afternoon ice cream break turned into the spawning of voodoo hrudu.
Passed by the Manikako exhibit at Podium. I heard from Cheekie that the person who organized the fundraiser/exhibit is Hannah Liongoren, a classmate of mine from prep. (1991?)
Manikako is … (taken from their site)
… the flagship project of ArtHOC (House of Comfort Art Network), a non-profit organization that focuses on art as a powerful source of empowerment. On June 5, 2007, ArtHOC joined forces with young, creative Filipinos from doll-oriented groups like Mistula and manikamanila to develop a fund-raising project to support their free art workshops. The project was called Manikako, Filipino for “My Doll”, a name that implies the deep and personal involvement these dolls inspire.
So yeah, getting one doll made = helping kids out.
Reyg introduced me to the rest of the group, and, after catching up with Hannah, I asked to get a doll made. Inspired by Monday’s pulling-out-the-pin-stuck-to-my-leg-welcome-to-the-world-of-tetanus mishap, (and since you get to pick the design for the doll) I asked for one that was wearing the same clothes as me, voodoo-style.
Armed with needles and thread, Gaby started sewing. She worked through the pin-pricks and the denim shortage problem, for which she took off the jacket she was wearing, proceeded cutting out the necessary piece, then sewed it on as the doll’s pants. (Hardcore artist, yow)
After tons of stitching here and there … hrudoll!
Their exhibit continues ’til the 23rd, and is located @ The Podium.
(Images taken from Jonat / Special thanks to Alessandra Ambrosio)