Makati City Bakuna
Advertisement

The huge shrouded statue at SM Megamall to be unveiled today

No, it’s not the Virgin Mary. It’s also not Emperor Palpatine.

The huge shrouded statue at SM Megamall to be unveiled today

That huge statue, shrouded in a tarp, towering along Edsa is a sculpture by Filipino-American artist Jefre Manuel Figueras, also known as JEFRË.

Dubbed “Time Sculpture”, the 12-meter (four-story) statue at Megamall’s facade is scheduled to be unveiled today, July 29. It depicts a man—with a box for a head—looking at his watch, which JEFRË wants to be a reminder to people that “time is valuable” and should be used productively “even when stuck in traffic”, which is a usual affair on the major thoroughfare.

The box-headed man is part of JEFRË’s Baks Series, as in “box”, which consists of figures that are archetypes representing people who give life and character to cities around the world. 

The huge shrouded statue at SM Megamall to be unveiled today
Filipino-American public artist Jefre Manuel Figueras, also known as JEFRË, designed the 12-meter ‘Time Sculpture’, part of the Baks Series, which will be a permanent display in front of SM Megamall along Edsa.
For the Chicago-based artist, people are the building blocks of the city, and by converting the statue’s head to a block, the artist connects the figures to urban architecture.

“Time Sculpture” is made with mirror stainless steel with points established across the figure’s body and are connected by polyhedrons that create complex three-dimensional planes. It will be a permanent display at SM Megamall. 

The huge shrouded statue at SM Megamall to be unveiled today

Other notable artworks at SM malls include the Globe at Mall of Asia, the Cube at SM City Seaside Cebu, “Cubi” by National Artist Arturo Luz at the Podium, and the colorful Philippine animals at SM Aura Skypark, also by JEFRË. 

Topics: Jefre Manuel Figueras , JEFRË , “Time Sculpture” , Baks Series
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.
AdvertisementSpeaker GMA
Reopening: PH Economy on The Mend
Advertisement
Reopening: PH Economy on The Mend