Pagpapahalaga sa Nakaraan, Junyee (Luis Yee, Jr.)
This bamboo installation represents the artist’s aspiration for the Filipino people. Each pyramid represents the three major islands of the country, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The pyramid formation symbolizes the unity of the diverse peoples and cultures, which the artist believes to be the base or foundation of any nation’s progress. He hopes for all Filipinos to be patriots, and to learn to value their unique identity as a people.
Junyee (Luis E. Yee, Jr.) is pioneer of site specific art in the Philippines. His early works incorporated found objects and natural materials. He participated in numerous international exhibitions including the 16th Asian International Exhibition in Guangdong Museum of Art China in 2001, the 7th Havana Biennale in Cuba in 2000, and the First Asia Pacific Triennale in Brisbane Australia in 1993.