Mulch by Crisanta Tamayo Ancanan

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    Mulching Film is a protective cover over the soil made of plastic. It maximizes the full potential of the soil and its nutrients and minerals to aid plant growth, while eliminating harmful chemicals that hinder the plant’s development. The installation, which uses Mulch, is a symbol and visual representation of our response to our present condition. It shows how we can rebuild our culture and heal ourselves, and reminds us to focus our attention on the things that should foster. Like the Mulch, we must protect what is valuable and sacred to us.

    Crisanta Tamayo-Ancanan is known for exploring the potential of metals. Her works grapple with the fluidity and spontaneity of materials, such as one sculpture with indigenous banig and nuts and bolts that was shown in the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art in Australia. She considers her time with her father and his machine shop in Valenzuela as her most important training.

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