Genavee Lazaro‘s sculpture ‘Clustered’ is inspired by crystal clusters. The clusters represent Philippine society with its different ethnicities, races and cultures. As the Philipines, a ‘cluster’ of many small islands, a diverse group of people with many different backgrounds live together in harmony. They peacefully co-exist despite the diversity of their histories.
As the Philipines itself, a ‘cluster’ of many small islands, the Filipino people, a diverse group with many different backgrounds, live together in harmony. They peacefully co-exist despite the diversity of their histories.
Genavee used the wood of the Narra tree, a national symbol, as the basis for her sculpture. She created the shape of a big cluster that is interspersed with smaller clusters, made out of stoneware or ceramic. The small clusters are painted colorfully to represent the many cultures of the Philipines. Each small cluster grouped is a harmonic entity, but taking a step back and seeing all the clusters within the bigger, larger wooden cluster reveals a beautiful, harmonious and balanced sculpture. That is Genavee’s view on multiculturalism.