BROD ROBERTO ACOSTA, ‘76
2016 Metrobank Art & Design Excellence
Grand Awardee for Sculpture
LOYALTY, HUMILITY, DETERMINATION!
SERVICE THROUGH ART!
A return to Mother Nature in concept and in form was the theme of the Sculpture Recognition Program’s grand awardee. Sculptor Roberto Acosta bagged the title for Biag Ti Cayo (Tree of Life). The sculpture is made from terracotta, a material straight from the earth, depicting the upper torso of a woman with her body infused with images protruding like a relief. A tree grows from the center of her body going upward together with images of goddesses, flora and fauna, and humanity living with nature. Iconic images and influences from different religious beliefs such as mother Buddha and Hindu goddess can be seen. Evident in the artwork is Acosta’s advocacy in the promotion of local culture and the use of traditional materials such as terracotta. Acosta is from Baguio City. – Manila Bulletin